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Just Released: Ferrous Powder Metallurgy Self-Study Course!

A Course on Iron and Steel Powder Metallurgy Processing

This Self-Study Course provides the fundamental principles of processing
ferrous powder metallurgy (PM) materials. The student will gain an
understanding of the practical processing of iron and steel, the most
dominant materials in the PM industry, and engineering as it relates to
the technology. The Course has a strong technical emphasis on ferrous
materials behavior utilizing various manufacturing processes, and some
market data. This technically in-depth Course provides valuable
knowledge for career development.

PM Champion to Receive Award for Helping Advance PM in the Automotive Industry

Richard (Rick) Ricchi, technical specialist, General Motors Corporation (GM), Warren, Michigan, has been selected to receive the Vanguard Award from the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The award recognizes powder metallurgy (PM) industry champions from the end-user community whose long-time promotion of the technology has contributed to the expansion of PM applications. Ricchi is only the third person to receive the award since its inception in 2014. The award presentation will take place during the Opening General Session at the PowderMet2023, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, and co-located AMPM2023, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference, June 18–21, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Powder Metallurgy Industry Roadmap Released!

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced
the release of the 2023 PM Industry Roadmap. The update
reviews current and future demands of key markets and
identifies the technical barriers, challenges, opportunities, and
priorities that will drive the powder metallurgy (PM) industry's
continued growth. The current PM industry is driven by
applications in the automotive market. Growth opportunities for
PM technology over the next 10 years include energy,
aerospace, medical/dental, electrical and magnetic, defense,
and industrial and consumer products.
Key technology developments and example applications are
identified for each of the four main categories of PM processes:
press & sinter; metal injection molding (MIM); metal additive
manufacturing (AM); and isostatic pressing. This update also reviews the achievements
made by the PM industry from 2017-2022 and features interactive links to award-winning PM

The original 2001 PM² Industry Vision and Technology Roadmap, and subsequent updates
in 2012 and 2017, are still valid and relevant. They should continue to serve as a reference
for the PM industry’s long-term vision to be the preferred source of net-shaped metal-based
components. However, this 2023 update is expected to help guide the development of the
PM industry over the next several years.
To download your copy visit: PM Industry Roadmap

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Editor's Note: For further information contact Bill Edwards

About the Metal Powder Industries Federation
Metal Powder Industries Federation is the North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy
industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries and provides a
single point of reference for all MPIF member companies.

PowderMet2023/AMPM2023 Programs Available


The programs for the premier powder metallurgy (PM) conferences of the Americas are now available! PowderMet2023: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials and co-located AMPM2023: Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference will feature over 200 technical presentations from worldwide industry experts presenting on PM, metal injection molding (MIM), and metal additive manufacturing (AM) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18–21, 2023.

APMI International Names 2023 Fellow

APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high-level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2023 Fellow Award recipient will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2023, during the Opening General Session on Monday, June 19, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2023 recipient is Christopher T. Schade, Vice President of Advanced Materials, Hoeganaes Corporation.