The biennial Powder Metallurgy (PM) Parts Compacting/Tooling Seminar returns this year with PM industry leaders teaching on the latest advancements, as well as sharing their broad industry knowledge. The course will be held September 26–27, 2017, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), with the aid of powder metallurgy (PM) industry leaders, has released an updated version of the PM Industry Roadmap. Due to significant technological advancements over the past five years, the 2017 PM Industry Roadmap has been updated to provide a detailed research agenda for the industry. This document addresses the vision for the PM industry, and includes a view of future customer and market expectations, as well as the goals designed to meet those expectations.
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2018: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, March 5–7, 2018. This international conference and tabletop exhibition will take place in Irvine, California, at the Hotel Irvine. Desired topics include manufacturing innovations such as part design, tooling, and molding, and materials advancements in metals and alloys, ceramics, and hardmaterials. Authors have until September 29, 2017, to submit their presentation abstract.
The North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry descended on the famous Las Vegas Strip last week for POWDERMET2017, co-located with AMPM2017. This year's delegates numbered over 1,000 from 30 countries. Delegates attended technical presentations and special interest programs on the latest R&D in PM, particulate materials, and metal additive manufacturing (AM). The annual poster display was extremely robust, containing almost 50 posters, thanks in part to the heavy number of students in attendance as a result of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Not to be outdone, the sold-out trade exhibition featured more than 100 companies showcasing top products, goods, and services.
With POWDERMET2017 and AMPM2017 just around the corner, the powder metallurgy (PM) industry is packing bags and hopping flights to the bright city lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip. What is on the agenda for attendees this year?