The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) latest two day MIM seminar took place from February 28 to March 1. The event was held in Atami, a famous hot spa resort in Japan located one hour from Tokyo by bullet train.
The JPMA’s MIM committee invited young MIM engineers and related metal powder suppliers to this seminar, the fifth in the series.
Dr Yoshiyuki Kato, a specialist MIM industry consultant and former Director of Epson Atmix Corporation, told PIM International, “Normally young engineers have little chance to network and discuss technological challenges with their peers. This seminar was an excellent opportunity for these people to exchange ideas and opinions. Young engineers raised everyday problems and discussed them with participants.”
Takuo Toda, CEO of the Castem Group gave a lecture on the MIM part design before leading a discussion on this subject and Dr Kato gave a lecture on the present conditions in the global MIM market. Seminar participants received complimentary copies of Powder Injection Moulding International.
The JPMA’s Yusuke Watanuki, who organised the seminar, stated that the association would repeat the seminar next year.