Sintering Seminar

Sintering Seminar Classroom

Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar

September 25–26, 2018
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel • State College, PA

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

Register for the Sintering Seminar

Difficulty Registering?

Our registration system has been experiences some errors today. If you cannot submit your information online, please use this form to register. Submit the form to Stephanie Schemeber

Questions? Call 609-452-7700

Register by August 24 to save with advance rates.


Fee includes course registration, breakfasts, lunches, and breaks
Advance by August 24 After August 24
MPIF member $950 $1,050
APMI member $1,050 $1,150
Non-member $1,250 $1,350

Program Co-Chairmen: 

Dustin Yetzer, Abbott Furnace Company

Raymond Serafini, PMT, Linde, LLC

No Camera

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


7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–Noon Morning Session
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
7:30–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–Noon Morning Session
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session


Tuesday, September 25

Dustin Yetzer, Abbott Furnace Company
Raymond Serafini, PMT, Linde, LLC

Basic PM Sintering and High-Temperature Sintering: Theory and Practices
Carl Blais, Laval University

Use of Metallography in the Evaluation of Sintered Materials
Thomas Murphy, FAPMI, Hoeganaes Corporation

Advancements and Options for Conventional Sintering Furnaces
Brian Smith, Abbott Furnace Company

Conventional Sintering Furnaces
Brian Smith, Abbott Furnace Company

Continuous High Temperature Sintering Furnaces
Jim Neill, CM Furnaces, Inc.

Sintering in Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
Matthew Bulger, Atpmconsulting

Sintering and Furnace Belts
Richard D. Riva II, Wire-Mesh Products Inc.

Wednesday, September 26

Sintering Furnace Atmospheres
Raymond Serafini, PMT, Linde LLC

Troubleshooting of Furnace Atmospheres for PM Sintering
Thomas Philips, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Conventional Sintering of Ferrous Metals
Roland Warzel, North American Höganäs Co.

Introduction to CQl9
Dustin Yetzer, Abbott Furnace Company

Stainless Steel Sintering
Roland Warzel, North American Höganäs Co.

Sintering Processes for Nonferrous Materials
Wayne Daye, SCM Metal Products, Inc.

Sintering Refractory Metal
John A. Shields, Jr., PentaMet Associates LLC

Vacuum Sintering
Mark Saline, Gasbarre Furnace Division

Achieving High-Performance with High-Temperature Sintering
TBD, Hoeganaes Corporation

Driving Down the Costs of Sintering
Dustin Yetzer, Abbott Furnace Company


Registration Fee includes:

  • Course registration, speaker handouts, binder, and related publications
  • Breakfasts, luncheons, and breaks
  • Certificate of course completion

Advanced Registration

Take advantage of special pre-registration discounts by registering advance. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, August 24, 2018, 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.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fees but MPIF has reserved a block of rooms at the special rate of $127 single; this rate is guaranteed for attendees registering during the advanced registration period, no later than August 24, 2018. After that date, room reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Hotel Cancellation

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged room and applicable taxes for one (1) night.

Seminar Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded in full if a written request is received no later than Friday, August 24, 2018. Thereafter, written requests received up to Friday, September 14, 2018, will be subject to a $325 cancellation fee. Registrants who fail to attend, and have not cancelled as noted above, are liable for the entire registration fee.

Special Needs

Attendees that require special arrangements or have a special need (dietary or physical), please contact Diane Haggerty in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Course 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.