Metal Powder Industries Federation

PM Parts Compacting/Tooling Seminar

September 26–27, 2017
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Stage College, PA

Offered every 18 months, the Powder Metallurgy Parts Compacting / Tooling Seminar provides engineers with a rounded education on different types of compaction and tooling, including high-volume mechanical presses, large compaction-press technology, isostatic pressing techniques, tool steels for powder compaction tooling, coating technology for metal-forming applications, and more.

Learn from industry experts about:

Program Co-Chairmen

Steve Wendel, Gasbarre Press Group
Greg Wallis, Dorst America

Program Mentor Troy Robinson, Cincinnati Incorporated

Presentations subject to change.

Sintering Classroom

No photography or recording of any kind

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


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

Register by August 25 to save with advance rates.

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Fee includes course registration, breakfasts, lunches, and breaks
Advance by August 25 After August 25
MPIF member $950 $1,050
APMI member $1,050 $1,150
Non-member $1,250 $1,350


Tuesday, September 26

Compacting Press Functions
Tom Pontzer, Gasbarre Press Group

Presses for High Volume Production
Heath Jenkins, Gasbarre Press Group

Recent Advances in CNC Multi-Level Part Compaction
Greg Wallis, Dorst America, Inc.

Latest Servo-Driven Powder Compaction Technology
Mike Krzysica, Dorst America, Inc.

Large Compaction Press Technology
Troy Robinson, Cincinnati Incorporated

Isostatic Pressing Techniques
Craig Beaumier, Quintus Technologies

Comparison of Withdrawal/Ejection Method Technology
Hans-Georg Seinetz, KOMAGE-Powder Compaction Systems

Compacting Press Maintenance
Tom Pontzer, Gasbarre Press Group

Wednesday, September 27

Impact on Product Quality by Hopper Design and Conveying System
Brian Pittenger, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Compaction and Design for Today's Parts
Dan Merritt, ARC Metals

Die-Wall Lubrication/Warm Compaction/Warm-Die Compaction
Roland Warzel, North American Höganäs, Inc.

Part-Handling Automation After Compaction
Jack Krajcirk, Automated Cells and Equipment, Inc.

Coating Technology for Metal-Forming Applications
Randy Badger, Eifeler Coatings Technology

Cost-Effective Tooling for PM
Bob Beimel, JIT Tool & Die Inc.

Tool Steels for Powder Compacting Tooling
James Kaszynski, Bohler-Uddeholm

Compaction of Complex PM Parts
Hans-Georg Seinetz, KOMAGE-Powder Compaction Systems

General Information

Registration Fee includes:

  • Course registration, speaker handouts, binder, and portfolio bag
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 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 25, 2017, to qualify for the reduced rates. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by e-mail within 10 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.

Register: All registrations must be completed online through the MPIF website.

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 $125 single/double; this rate is guaranteed for attendees registering during the advanced registration period, no later than August 18, 2017. 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 18, 2017. Thereafter, written requests received up to Friday, September 15, 2017, 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.

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