Daily Schedule

monday, march 5


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Powder Injection Molding Tutorial
Randall M. German, FAPMI

This optional course, which requires a separate registration fee, is an ideal way for anyone looking for a solid grounding in the technology of PIM to obtain a comprehensive foundation in a short period of time.

Topics that will be covered include:

Introduction to the manufacturing processes: feedstocks, molding, debinding, sintering, and finishing

Definition of what constitutes a viable PIM component

Selection of materials based on component expectations and required properties

Assessment of the critical features of dimensional accuracy and material performance

Comparison of PIM to competing technologies

Review of the economical advantages of PIM

New applications, emerging markets, and examples of products never thought possible in net-shape manufacturing until PIM

4:45–7:00 PM


Open to all conference and tutorial attendees.
*Admittance subject to approval by ARBURG



Monday, March 5

8:00–9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

PIM Tutorial
(includes lunch; separate registration fee applies)

4:45–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Tour
(off-site at ARBURG)


Tuesday, March 6

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

(includes lunch)

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibit / Networking Reception


Wednesday, March 7

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Program (includes lunch)


Case studies will be presented throughout the conference


tuesday, march 6

Opening Keynote Presentation:


Update on Forged Special Steels, Remelting and Powder Metallurgy

Benedikt Blitz,
SMR Premium

The presentation will highlight the recent developments in the world of forged special steels and remelted steels

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Process for Your Application (USA)
Paul Hauck, Liquidmetal Technologies

Optimization of the Inlet Geometry in Complex MIM-Cavities (Sweden)
Micael Baudin, Seco Tools AB

Titanium MIM Outside Regulated Industries: A High-end Consumer Application Case Study (USA)
Jobe Piemme, Praxis Powder Technology Inc.

Process Monitoring and Control Systems as Basic Building Blocks for the 4th Industrial Revolution (USA)
Marcel Fenner, PRIAMUS System Technologies LLC

Rationalization of Binders and Debinding (USA)
Randall German, FAPMI, San Diego State University

Cost Effective Hot Isostatic Pressing–A Cost Calculation Study for MIM Parts (USA)
Magnus Ahlfors, Quintus Technologies LLC

Lean Manufacturing Applications in MIM Value Streams (USA)
Michael Borrini, Ruger Precision Metals, LLC

Effects of Molding Parameters on Part Distortion (USA)
Lucas Skelly, ARC Group Worldwide


These presentations will take place intermittently throughout the day on Tuesday, March 6

5:00–7:30 PM


wednesday, march 7

Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V Components to MIM Standards (Sweden)
Mats Persson, Digital Metal AB

Understanding Gating Strategy and the Effects on Characteristics of a Sintered Part (USA)
Kevin Backoefer, ARC Group Worldwide

Characterisation of Different Tool Steels Made by MIM (UK)
Martin Kearns, Sandvik Osprey Limited

Material Developments in Binder Jet 3D Printing (USA)
Andrew Klein, ExOne

Now You See It, Now You Don’t—The Magic of Dry Ice in MIM Mold Cleaning (USA)
Steve Wilson, Cold Jet

Study of 304L Stainless Steel Magnetic Permeability (USA)
Sam Wilmarth, Parmatech

MIM Material Properties of Novel AM Technology (USA)
Matt Petros, 3DEO

Study of H900 Heat Treat Parameters of MIM 17-4 PH Stainless Steel (USA)
Joshua Carroll, Parmatech

Predicting Viscosity Behavior for New Feedstock Development in Powder Injection Molding (USA)
Paramjot Singh, University of Louisville

Adoption of 3D Metal Printing in Key Vertical Markets Like Aerospace, Automotive and Medical (USA)
Greg Elfering, 3D Systems

Design of Plastic Injection Mold with Conformal Cooling Channels Fabricated Using Additive Manufacturing (USA)
Yi Zhang, Purdue University

Influence of Feedstock Property Estimates on Powder Injection Molding Simulations and Experiments of PZT Micro-Pillar Arrays (USA)
Bhushan Bandiwadekar, University of Louisville

Rheological Behaviors of Select Metal Injection Molding Feedstocks (USA)
Lane Donoho, Advanced Metalworking Practices

Sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation & Metal Injection Molding Association