The Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy’s MIM Association held its bi-annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, on October 20, 2017. During the meeting, which comprised around forty-five JSPM members, Dr Okubo was named as the new MIM Association Chairman.
Dr Okubo, who is Chief Engineer at Japanese MIM producer Taisei Kogyo, succeeds the Chairman of four years, Dr Nakayama, Chief Engineer at Castem. Speaking at the meeting, Okubo stated, “I take pride in our MIM technology being of a high standard to be proud of worldwide,” and reiterated the Japanese MIM Association’s aim of increased interaction and collaboration with the MIM industry on a global level.
“Market activity has been limited to Japan,” he stated. “We want to increase communication with the international MIM industry and contribute to the development of the world’s MIM industry. I regard the Beijing World Congress in 2018 as a great opportunity for an international exchange.”
The 2018 World Conference on Powder Metallurgy, World PM2018, takes place from September 16-20, 2018, in Beijing, China.