French language group promotes Metal & Ceramic Injection Molding (MIM/CIM)

January 6, 2011

The “Groupement Francophone de Moulage par Injection de Poudres” (GFPIM) is a French language group that is looking to promote awareness and the use of PIM technology in French-speaking areas, including France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec, Canada.

Bringing scientists and commercial businesses together, the mission of this group is stated as introducing PIM technology to major industries, structuring and coordinating R&D projects, and developing a long-term plan for PIM technology.

A training course was recently organised in France, drawing much attention from French speaking potential end-users to PIM technology. The seminar dealt with a number of topics including the advantages of PIM technology, designing for PIM, modelling and simulation. The group now has 14 members. Commenting to PIM International, Pierre-Yves Filippi of Eurotungstene Metal Powders stated, “We are confident that this group will make a major contribution to the spread of PIM technology, and interest is growing continually.”

Members at the time of publication are:

Visit the group website at for more information

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