Scope of the Grant
The Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology / Axel Madsen Conference Grant Awards are provided to full time Master’s degree students or below involved in studies relating to the field of powder metallurgy. Prior CPMT/Axel Madsen Grant recipients are ineligible. The grants will directly cover the full registration fee and hotel accommodation in double-occupancy. (4 grants available)
Eligibility & Requirements
- Students from universities pursuing a Master’s degree or below.
- Students – Must be a full-time student as of February 15, 2022.
- Apply by February 15, 2022.
- Submit an abstract on powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, metal additive manufacturing, or other particulate technology.
- Recipients announced March 1, 2022.
- Register for the conference by March 25, 2022.
- Prepare a project poster of research on powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, metal additive manufacturing, or other particulate technology to be displayed at the conference.
- Submit a narrated PowerPoint presentation of the project poster. The recording will be considered for post-conference inclusion in the APMI International member benefit Talk ’N Technology.
- Attend entire conference, June 12-15, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.
- Provide a 25-minute oral presentation of the poster during a scheduled Talk ‘N Technology session to further enhance the student's conference experience. Additionally, recipients are highly encouraged to submit a publishable manuscript of their work for the conference proceedings.
- Write a post-conference experience essay of their conference experience that will be considered for publication in a future issue of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy or other outlets.
- Grants are not transferable.
The grant includes:
- Access to all PowderMet2022 and AMPM2022 technical presentations
- Exhibition admission
- Conference proceedings
- Opening Night Reception
- Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
- Design Excellence Awards and Exhibition luncheons
- Closing event
- Double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 3-nights
- Attend the entire conference (Sunday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly.
Recipients are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and meals outside of the included conference events.
Subject to change due to COVID-19 concerns/conditions.
Please email Stephanie Schember, or call 609-452-7700 ext. 114, with any questions.
CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grants History
Axel Madsen was well-known in the PM industry as a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded Allied Sinterings, Inc., Danbury, CT, in 1959. The company began in a converted diner with four employees and went on to develop a successful niche business producing high-precision, small, and intricate PM parts. Madsen was a creative toolmaker and an expert on high-precision PM parts. He was active in the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA) of MPIF and served as a director.
The Axel Madsen Conference Grant Program was established by his family to encourage students to learn more about PM technology and pursue careers in the PM industry. Annually, four students receive full registration to the annual conference and a stipend for travel and lodging.