A Call for Presentations has been issued to solicit contributions for the MIM2016 conference technical program. Organised by the Metal Powder Industries Federation), the International Conference on the Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, will take place in Irvine, California, USA, from March 7-9 2016.
The focus of the technical program is innovative processes and materials.
The organisers state that innovation in different segments of Powder Injection Moulding is responsible for the rapid growth of this field. The PIM industry, comprising Metal Injection Moulding and Ceramic Injection Moulding, has estimated sales of around $1.5 billion and this could double in a span of five years.
The objective of the conference is to explore the innovations and latest accomplishments in the areas of part design, tooling, moulding, debinding and sintering of PIM parts. The conference will also focus on developments in the PIM processing of different materials including metals and alloys, ceramics and hard materials.
The event is targeted at product designers, engineers, consumers, manufacturers, researchers, educators and students. All individuals with an interest in the application of Powder Injection Moulding are encouraged to attend.
The event is sponsored by the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA), a trade association of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). It will be chaired by Thomas K. Houck, ARCMIM, and Stefan Joens, Elnik Systems, LLC.
MIM2015 attracts more than 130 participants
The MIM2015 International Conference on Injection Moulding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, took place in Tampa, Florida, from February 23 – 25. The conference, which was co-chaired by Tom Houck, ARCMIM, and Uwe Haupt, Arburg GmbH & Co KG, attracted more than 130 participants.
Speakers from the US, Europe and Asia covered all aspects of PIM, from new feedstocks through to downstream processes such as Hot Isostatic Pressing and the super-abrasive machining of MIM parts.
The Metal Injection Moulding Association’s MIM conference series is the only annual international event dedicated to MIM and CIM. As well as serving as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, the conference is a highly valued networking event attended by key international materials and equipment suppliers.