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NSF Student Grant Supports Powder Metallurgy Industry

Do you know a student interested in learning more about the powder metallurgy industry? The National Science Foundation has announced the approval of a grant program to support 40 students from U.S. institutions to attend POWDERMET2017: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13–16, 2017. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements but, if selected, the grant will cover the full-conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and two luncheons) and a three-night hotel accommodation in double occupancy.

Powder Metallurgy Industry Heads to Las Vegas

The powder metallurgy industry heads to vibrant Las Vegas, Nev., this year with the co-located conferences POWDERMET2017: the International Conference on PM and Particulate Materials and AMPM2017: Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy. From June 13 to 16, 2017, at the beautiful Bellagio Hotel, you can be a part of the largest North American conferences on PM.

Metal AM Reduces Engine Weight by 25%

Renault Trucks, France, is working on a metal additive manufacturing (AM) process to boost the performance of four-cylinder engines. The project aims to demonstrate the positive impact of metal additive manufacturing on the size and weight of an engine.

Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar Program Available

Registration has opened for the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Machinability Seminar, which will be held April 4–5, 2017, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa.

This seminar focuses on improving company operations in terms of higher-quality parts, reduced costs, and greater profits. The seminar will feature programming focusing on fundamentals critical to increasing productivity and efficiency. Over two-full days, attendees will learn:

MPIF/APMI Executive Director/CEO Transition Takes Effect

Effective February 1, 2017, James P. Adams assumed the position of executive director and CEO of Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International following the January 31, 2017, retirement of C. James Trombino.

Adams has worked in the powder metallurgy industry for more than 30 years following graduation from Hennepin Technical College in 1985. He began his career with MPIF in 2004 as director of technical services, working closely with the MPIF Technical Board, where he...

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