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Metal Injection Molding Conference Call for Presentations Announced

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2023, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, to be held in California at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel, February 27–March 1, 2023. Authors have until September 30, 2022, to submit presentation abstracts on manufacturing innovations and material advancements. All abstracts accepted for presentation will require a PowerPoint submission prior to the conference.


2022 APMI Fellow Award Recipient Announced

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. Dean Howard, PMT, North American Höganäs Co., the 2022 Fellow Award recipient, will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2022 / AMPM2022, June 12-15, in Portland, OR.

NEW! 2022 Edition of Standard Test Methods

The 2022 Edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products is now available for purchase! The most current versions of these standards, which are used in the manufacture of both metal powder and powder metallurgy products, are required by Quality Assurance programs in order to maintain full compliance.  

State of the PM Industry in North America—2021

Dean Howard, PMT, President, Metal Powder Industries Federation

Undeniably, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the North American Powder Metallurgy (PM) industry endured one of the worst periods of declining production and sales (metal powders, equipment, and parts) in its history.  During the pandemic, manufacturing in North America was disrupted, hitting the PM industry especially hard, as the automotive industry, the primary consumer of PM parts, came to a standstill. Shelter-in-place mandates resulted in more people cooking at home and provided time to renovate kitchens, garages, and laundry rooms.  This was great for PM suppliers to small and large appliance manufacturers, until inventories of finished goods were exhausted, as assembly lines were shut-down due to the mandates.

2021 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards Announced

The winners in the 2021 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. From electric vehicles to golf putters, these components use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls to demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design. Designers continue to choose PM for complex and critical applications such as automotive, medical devices, consumer products, hardware, and more.