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Sintering Seminar Classroom

Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar

Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, Pennsylvania

November 12-13, 2024

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


Register for the Sintering Seminar


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 by October 4, 2024, to save with advance rates.


       By Oct. 4      After Oct. 4
MPIF member $950 $1,050
APMI member $1,050 $1,150
Non-member $1,250 $1,350


Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

There are a limited number of rooms available at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, to receive the group rate, please contact the hotel directly at 814-863-5000 and use Group Code SINT24A.

Hotel rate:  $135/night

For registration questions, contact Stephanie Schember, 609-452-7700 ext 114.




Tuesday November 12

7:00–7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:45 a.m.–Noon Presentations
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 5:15 P.M. Presentations

Wednesday November 13

7:00–7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:45 a.m.–Noon Presentations
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 5:15 P.M. Presentations


CO-CHAIRS: Steve Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company
Carl Blais, Laval University

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.

Conventional Sintering Furnaces and Advanced Options
Mark Saline, Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems
A walk through the sintering furnace and its design, followed by a review of the latest industry’s design advances.

High Temperature Continuous Sintering Furnaces
Jim Neill, CM Furnaces, Inc.
A review of high temperature furnace design and materials.

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. 

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
John Dwyer, Air Products
Knowing how to prevent quality issues by maintaining your furnace.

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
Gary Rozak, Elmet Technologies
What are refractory materials and how are they sintered.

Fundamentals of Vacuum Sintering
Tim Steber & Ginny Osterman, Solar Atmospheres
Vacuum furnace design, advantages, and applications.

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 Sherman, DSH Technologies
A review of the various processes utilized in debinding and sintering of sinter-based metal additively manufactured materials and components.  

  New for 2024

Sinter Brazing and Sinter Bonding Materials and Techniques    
Steve Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company 
A review of sinter brazing and sinter bonding materials and techniques including examples of PM assemblies.

  New for 2024

Simulation of Metal Binder Jet Parts for Sintering Process Distortion Compensation   
Jeff Robertson, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

  New for 2024

Sintering of Ceramic Materials
Jim Neill, CM Furnaces, Inc., 
What is different about sintering ceramic materials.


Registration Fee
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 early. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, October 4, 2024, to qualify for the reduced rates. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by e-mail within 10 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.

Hotel Accommodations 
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fees but MPIF has reserved a block of rooms at the special rate of $135/night plus applicable taxes.  There are a limited number of rooms available at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, to receive the group rate, please contact the hotel directly at 814-863-5000 and use Group Code SINT24A.

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
Cancellations received through October 4, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after this date.  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 (dhaggerty@mpif.org) in advance so that arrangements can be made.

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

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.

Consent of Photography 
MPIF reserves, and the registrant(s) hereby conveys to MPIF, the non-exclusive right to use the registrants’ name, likeness, portrait, voice and/or bibliographic material in order to advertise, promote and publicize MPIF’s Conferences.