Registration opens for MPIF’s Basic PM Short Course 2018

January 16, 2018

Registration is now open for the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)’s popular ‘Basic PM Short Course’. The three-day course will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, from August 13–15, 2018.

The course offers a complete introduction to Powder Metallurgy from powder production to component design and standards. As well as press and sinter PM, processes covered include Metal Injection Moulding and metal Additive Manufacturing.

The intensive three-day course is designed for anyone who is either new to the Powder Metallurgy industry or looking to broaden their knowledge of the technology. The course will not only appeal to engineers, designers and metallurgists but also purchasing agents, managers and office personnel.

The programme includes the following presentations:


Monday August 13

Overview of PM

John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions LLC

Metal Powder Production

Vincent Paris, Rio Tinto Metal Powders

Testing, Characterization, and Mixing of Metal Powders

Roland T. Warzel III, North American Höganäs, Inc.

Lubricants in Ferrous Powder Metallurgy

Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech

Basic Principles of Compacting

Tom Pontzer, Gasbarre Products, Inc.

Tooling for PM

Robert T. Beimel, JIT Tool & Die, Inc.

Tuesday August 14

Design of PM Parts

Samuel (Sandy) Jaffe, The P/M Experience Inc.

Sintering Principles

Harb Nayar, FAPMI, TAT Technologies, Inc.

Conventional Sintering Furnaces and Practices

Raymond Serafini, PMT, Linde, LLC

Microstructures: How Do They Affect Our Parts?

Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Hoeganaes Corporation

PM Material Standards

Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech

Secondary Operations on PM Parts

John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions LLC

Wednesday August 15

Improving Powder Compaction Die Life by Recognizing the Interaction of Tool Steel Properties and Common Tooling Failures

Refractory and Hardmetals

Rick Morgan, Global Tungsten and Powders

Metal Powder Injection Molding

Thomas W. Pelletiers, Kymera International

Additive Manufacturing: the Newest PM Technology

Joseph T. Strauss, HJE Company, Inc.


An early registration discount is available until Friday, July 6, 2018.

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