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FocusPM: Powder Metallurgy Industry News

New MPIF Standard 35 Materials Standard Released

The 2018 edition of MPIF Standard 35 – Materials Standards for PM Structural Parts has been released. This Standard is a must-have document and provides the design and materials engineer with the latest engineering property data and information available to specify materials for structural parts made using the PM process.

Video Release: An Overview of Metal Injection Molding

The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s Industry Development Board (IDB) has released the third video in a four-part educational series on powder metallurgy (PM). “An Overview of Metal Injection Molding” (MIM) is hosted by PM industry leader John Engquist, FAPMI, past president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT). In addition to an overview of the MIM process, Engquist discusses industry market segments, case studies, and more.

Australia Debuts Metal AM Dental Applications

Proslab Dental, Melbourne, Australia, has debuted the first metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine for dental applications in Australia. Until now, dimensional change during the manufacturing process of removable partial dentures (RPD) has been a difficult technical challenge due to the reliance on traditional techniques such as “lost wax.” Thanks to metal powder bed fusion technology, Proslab can meet this challenge.

Manufacturing Skills Shortage Addressed by MFG Day

One of the largest problems that manufacturing across the country faces is the shortage of skilled workers. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. It’s a way for students, teachers, and those seeking a new career to access local businesses and explore career opportunities while dispelling misconceptions about the industry. While MFG day is in October, you don’t need to wait to encourage others to join the industry.

New Networking Opportunities at PM Conferences

From attendees to exhibitors or from speakers to students, networking is one of the most important functions of a conference. POWDERMET2018, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, June 17–20, 2018, is gearing up to host several exciting new opportunities for attendees, opportunities that include attendees of the co-located conference AMPM2018, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with powder metallurgy (PM) researchers, students, exhibitors, and more.
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