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FocusPM: Powder Metallurgy Industry News

Return of the Robotics & Automation in Powder Metallurgy Seminar

For the first time in over a decade, the Robotics & Automation in Powder Metallurgy Seminar will return to highlight ways to help your plant eliminate waste, improve quality and productivity, and streamline labor usage. Join over a dozen speakers December 11–12, 2018, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Pennsylvania. The advance rate registration deadline is November 2.

PM Sintering Seminar Concludes

This year's Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar, held September 25–26 in State College, Pennsylvania, was another rousing success. The seminar attracted over 65 attendees with backgrounds and experience levels ranging from entry level to experienced, and over half of the attendees reported being involved in engineering. Other areas such as quality assurance, production, sales, and management were also represented. One of the best statistics to come out of the course...

Award Announced for AMPM2018 Best Paper

A special Task Force of MPIF Technical Board members met and selected, “Using Light and Electron Microscopy, Computed Tomography, and Light Scattering to Evaluate Additive Manufacturing Powders and Parts” by Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Christopher T. Schade and Alexander D. Zwiren, Hoeganaes Corporation as the recipient of the AMPM2018 Best Paper Award from among the submitted manuscripts of the conference Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy 2018 (AMPM2018) held in San Antonio this past June.

MPIF & APMI Award-Winning Papers Announced

The 2018 Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award has been selected from among the highly qualified manuscripts that were presented at the POWDERMET2018 conference in San Antonio. The manuscripts are critically evaluated by the MPIF Technical Board. This year’s winning paper is "Monitoring of Powder Homogeneity During Double-Cone Blending" by Alex Wartenberg, Sierra Mirtes, and Chris Schade, Hoeganaes Corporation, and Sarah Ackermann, C-Therm Technologies Incorporated.

Mass Manufacturing with HP’s Metal Jet

Earlier this week, tech giant HP, Inc., launched HP Metal Jet, their first metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for the mass manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Volkswagen will be among the first companies to receive functional metal parts for the automotive industry. HP claims the machine is up to 50 times more productive than other binder jet and selective laser melting AM methods.

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