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PM Industry Career Center

One of the many benefits that the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) offers is a Career Center with Positions Wanted and Positions Available ads to help future employees and PM companies connect. Due to the current economic crisis, and for the foreseeable future, MPIF is offering free ad space to anyone seeking employment at a PM company who is currently unemployed.

DOE Announces Funding to Develop Ultrahigh Temperature Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, ULtrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE). The ULTIMATE program will develop and demonstrate ultrahigh temperature materials that can operate in high temperature and high stress environments of a gas-turbine blade. Projects will specifically target gas turbine applications in the power generation and aviation industries.

2020 Basic PM Short Course Registration Opens

The powder metallurgy (PM) industry’s leading short course returns to State College, Pennsylvania, this August to bring together new PM employees and those seeking to enhance their depth of knowledge and advance their careers in the industry. Held at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania, this intensive three-day course will run from August 10 through August 12, 2020.

COVID-19 Impact on PM Manufacturing

WorldPM2020 Cancelled

The first case of coronavirus was first reported in the U.S. in Washington state on January 21, 2020. Since then state and federal governments have been placing restrictions on individuals and businesses resulting in the closure of manufacturing facilities across the country on a state-by-state basis. On March 18, the voluntary closure of North American automaker factories, including Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota, was announced through at least the end of March.

Technical Programs Launch for PM, Metal AM, and Tungsten Conferences

The technical programs have been released for the co-located, global conference events of the year.

From June 27–July 1, 2020, join the powder metallurgy (PM) industry in Montréal, Canada, for over 185 hours of technical content at WorldPM2020, the World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials; AMPM2020, the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference; and Tungsten2020, the International Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference.