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Tungsten2020: International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials

Tungsten2020: International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials

The 9th International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials was held in 2014 and numerous developments have taken place in the intervening years. Remarkable among these has been the explosive development of additive manufacturing (3D printing) using refractory metals and alloys, and their carbides. There has also been a notable initiative, driven by concerns for environment, safety, and health (ESH), toward the development of cobalt-free carbide and alloy compositions. The time period has also seen growth in the interest of field-assisted sintering technology (also called spark plasma sintering) of refractory metals and carbides. Further, there has been advancement in the particle deposition method called cold spray for refractory materials. Interest in nanocrystalline materials remains high and there have been several interesting developments in the area of nano-phase refractory metals and alloys.

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With over 185 combined hours of learning between three co-located conferences, Tungsten2020 provides the best tungsten, refractory, and hardmaterials educational platform of the year!


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Discover the Trade Exhibit

Over 150 exhibitor covering every aspect of tungsten, refractory, and hardmaterials, powder metallurgy, and metal additive manufacturing will be housed in the exhibit hall. 


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Explore Networking Opportunities

There are seven events open to all full conference registrants providing fantastic opportunities to network within the tungsten, refractory and hardmaterials; powder metallurgy; and metal additive manufacturing communities.


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Three Conferences Sintered Into One Global Event!

WorldPM2020 presents the largest global powder metallurgy (PM) and particulate materials event of the year, and it only happens once every six years in North America. From June 27 through July 1, 2020, join the PM industry in Montréal, Canada, for three co-located conferences underneath one roof!


  • the largest global exhibit on PM, particulate materials, metal additive manufacturing, and tungsten, refractory and hardmaterials equipment, powders, and products;
  • global industry leaders presenting the latest R&D from around the world;
  • networking events and opportunities;
  • and more!
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Metal Powder Industries Federation:

APMI International
105 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 USA

Phone: (609) 452-7700

Email: info@mpif.org

The Metal Powder Industries Federation is a federation of six trade associations representing various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), metal powders, and particulate materials. Our mission is to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries.