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Sintering Seminar Classroom

Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar—VIRTUAL OnDemand Event

March 8-11, 2021

For the first time in its rich history, the 2020 PM Sintering Seminar was held virtually.  If you missed it, here's your chance to take advantage of this no travel, no hotel, and reduced, virtual-only registration rate.  This seminar contains nearly 14 hours of technical content.  

One of the industry's most popular programs, the Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar is only offered every two years.

Learn from industry experts about:

  • Sintering parts at normal or elevated sintering temperatures
  • Increased productivity by reducing rework and scrap
  • Improving properties of PM parts with sintering
  • The latest equipment capabilities
  • Troubleshooting sintering problems
  • Efficiency in daily sintering operations
  • Debinding and sintering of MIM and Metal AM components


Register for the Sintering Seminar


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Program Co-Chairmen: 

Mark Saline, Gasbarre Products, Inc.

Raymond Serafini, PMT, Messer North America

No Camera

Restrictions on Recording. No photography, or audio or video recording of presentations is permitted.

Register by January 22, 2021, to save with advance rates.


       By Jan. 22      After Jan. 22
MPIF member $550 $650
APMI member $650 $750
Non-member $750 $850


Discounts available for multiple registrations from the same organization. For every two list price registrations your organization will receive one FREE registration! To take advantage of this cost savings registrations must be made through our registration department by contacting Stephanie Schember, 609-452-7700 ext 114.



This seminar contains nearly 14 hours of technical content, watch at your pace but all of the programming must be watched between the dates of March 8th, 2021 8:00 a.m. EST and March 11th, 2021 8:00 p.m. EST.


Theory and Practices of Conventional PM Sintering and High-Temperature Sintering
Carl Blais, Laval University, Québec City, Canada
A deep dive into the science of sintering.

Using Metallography Techniques to Study Sintering in Ferrous PM Materials
Conventional Sintering Furnaces
Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Hoeganaes Corporation
PM properties the result of Microstructure, Density, Composition and Alloy Method.

High Temperature Continuous Sintering Furnaces
Mark Saline, Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems
A walk through the sintering furnace and its design.

Advancements and Options for Sintering Furnaces
Stephen L. Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company
How has the design of furnaces changed to keep up with the industry’s advances in material properties?

Achieving High Performance through the Use of High Temperature Sintering
Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Hoeganaes Corporation
Lower alloy materials with improved mechanical properties are possible.

Optimizing the Design of Sintering Furnace Belts
Richard D. Riva II, Wire-Mesh Products Inc.    
Understanding furnace belt specifications and reasons behind belt damage. 

Fundamentals of Vacuum Sintering
Mark Saline, Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems
Vacuum furnace design, advantages, and applications.

Safety, Production and Role of Sintering Furnace Atmospheres
Raymond Serafini, PMT, Messer Industrial Gases
Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Endothermic, Exothermic, DA, Methanol - why so many? 

Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance of Furnace Atmospheres for PM Sintering
Thomas Philips, Air Products
Knowing how to prevent quality issues by maintaining your furnace.

Introduction to AIAG CQl-9
Brian Martensen, AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group
Review of key changes in release of the 4th edition of CQI-9 and how it will affect process controls. 

Conventional Sintering of Ferrous Materials
Roland T. Warzel III, North American Höganäs Co.
Examination of properties attained during sintering.

Sintering of Stainless Steel
Roland T. Warzel III, North American Höganäs Co.
Delubrication, carbide formation, mechanical performance, corrosion resistance, the challenges of sintering Stainless Steel components. 

Sintering Processes for Nonferrous Materials
Wayne Daye, Kymera International
Batch, Continuous, Vacuum, Liquid Phase, Solid State Sintering - choose correctly when processing nonferrous materials.  

Sintering Refractory Metals
Jim Neil, CM Furnaces
What are refractory materials and how are they sintered.

Sintering in Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
Mathew Bulger, ATPM Consulting
A review of the MIM process from molding to sintering.   Why alloy selection is critical for proper MIM sintering.  

Debinding & Sintering of Metal Additive Manufactured Components
Bryan C. Sherman, DSH Technologies, LLC
Debind and sintering technologies for Binder Jet, Ink Jet and Filament based Metal AM processing. 


Registration Fee includes:

Seminar registration includes over $450 of e-publications related to Sintering Theory, Equipment and Technical Literature on Powder Metallurgy Sintering along with a Certificate of Seminar completion. Links to e-publications will be sent prior to the start of the seminar.


Advanced Registration

Take advantage of special pre-registration discounts by registering advance. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, January 22, 2021, to qualify for the reduced rates. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by e-mail within 10 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.

If you are registering multiple people from your organization, please contact Stephanie Schember for a paper registration form.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be provided for cancellations. Should a registrant not be able to attend on planned dates, with written requests received prior to March 5, 2021, MPIF will work with individuals to replay the recorded content at a later date.


Seminar Sponsor

MPIF is a federation of independent trade associations representing companies engaged in the application of powder metallurgy, including manufacturers of PM parts, metal powders, and PM processing equipment.


Code of Conduct Policy

Presenters, Vendors and all other Attendees at MPIF/APMI/CPMT events are expected to comply with instructions from staff members and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, refraining from language and conduct that might bring discredit upon themselves, their organizations, and MPIF/APMI/CPMT. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, harassment, discrimination, inappropriate language, failing to comply with local, state, and federal laws, and conduct that puts themselves and others at risk. This code of conduct applies to both official activities of the event and its program as well as to any informal and social activities taking place in connection with the event. Presenters, and any other Attendees who do not comply with this code of conduct may be removed from the event and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events.