Metal Powder Industries Federation

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The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announces the opening of registration for MIM2012, an international conference on injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides, to be held March 19–21, 2012, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California. The conference, co-sponsored by the Metal Injection Molding Association, a trade association of MPIF, and its affiliate APMI International, also offers an optional one-day tutorial on powder injection molding (PIM).

With a focus on "designing MIM parts and materials for performance and value," this specialized conference is targeted at engineers, product designers, manufacturers, consumers, researchers, educators, and students who have an interest in the application of powder injection molding. It features over 20 presentations as well as a tabletop exhibition and networking reception.

The PIM industry, comprised of MIM (metal injection molding), CIM (ceramic injection molding), and CCIM (cemented carbide injection molding), has sales estimated at over $1 billion and could possibly double over the next five years. The industry has realized major technological advances and overcome numerous business challenges. The objective of the conference is to continue to explore these advances, assist in the transfer of technology, and investigate new developments in the field of powder injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides.

The technical program chairmen for the conference are Bruce Dionne, General Manager, Megamet Solid Metals, Inc., Earth City, Missouri, and Toby Tingskog, Regional Sales Manager-NAFTA, Sandvik Osprey Ltd., Neath, UK.

For more information, visit: www.mimaweb.org/mim2012

Monday, 24 October 2011 08:50

Metal Powder Group Elects Officers

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Matthew Bulger, president & general manager, NetShape Technologies–MIM, Solon, Ohio, was elected president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and Bruce Dionne, general manager, Megamet Solid Metals Inc., Earth City, Mo., was elected president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA).

Bulger succeeds Michael E. Lutheran, Royal Metal Powders, Inc. He joined Hawk Corporation in 2001 to run its metal injection molding (MIM) operation which was sold in 2007 and became NetShape Technologies—MIM. Prior to this tenure he served as a materials engineer and quality manager for FloMet, Deland, Fla. Active in the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, he has presented numerous papers at MPIF conferences, is a member of MPIF’s Technical Board, and most recently served as president of MIMA. He has a BS in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in materials science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Before joining Megamet in 2005, Dionne was a field service engineer with Nooter Eriksen, Inc. He has served on the MIMA Board of Directors and was co-chair of the MIM2011 Conference sponsored by MIMA. He has a BS in geological engineering from the University of Missouri–Rolla, and an MBA from Fontbonne University.

Comprising six trade associations, MPIF is the umbrella trade federation representing the international metal powder producing and consuming industries.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org or www.mimaweb.org

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:40

Metal Powder Conference Seeks Technical Papers

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The program committee for the 2012 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (PowderMet2012) has issued a “Call for Papers & Posters” covering the latest developments in powder metallurgy (PM) materials, processes, and applications. Sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) in cooperation with APMI International, the conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 10–13, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Technical program co-chairmen Ian Donaldson, Director, R&D N.A. & Materials Engineering, GKN Sinter Metals, and Nicholas T. Mares, VP of Marketing and Tech Service, Asbury Graphite Mills, Inc., request abstracts of 100–150 words, covering any aspect of PM and particulate materials technology. In addition, several key topics have been identified for in-depth discussion within the special interest programs, such as spark plasma sintering (SPS) and associated processing technologies; delubrication science, problems, and development; magnesium powders & composites: technologies & applications; status of sintering theory as applied to metals; and dual-phase alloys—high strength and ductility.

The program committee requests that abstracts be submitted by October 5, 2011. Visit Conferences & Exhibits at www.mpif.org to submit abstracts online. Contact Sandy Leatherman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for answers to questions about the conference technical program.

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announces the opening of registration for MIM2011, an international conference on injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides, to be held March 14–16, 2011, at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. The conference, sponsored by the Metal Injection Molding Association, a trade association of MPIF, and its affiliate APMI International, also offers an optional one-day tutorial on powder injection molding (PIM).

This specialized conference is targeted at engineers, product designers, manufacturers, consumers, researchers, educators, and students who have an interest in the application of injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides. It features 27 presentations as well as a tabletop exhibition and networking reception.

The PIM industry, comprised of MIM (metal injection molding), CIM (ceramic injection molding), and CCIM (cemented carbide injection molding), has sales estimated at over $1 billion and could possibly double over the next five years. The industry has realized major technological advances and overcome numerous business challenges. The objective of the conference is to continue to explore these advances, assist in the transfer of technology, and investigate new developments in the field of powder injection molding of metals, ceramics, and carbides.

The technical program chairmen for the conference are Animesh Bose, FAPMI, President, Materials Processing, Inc., Haltom City, Texas, and Bruce Dionne, General Manager, Megamet Solid Metals, Inc., Earth City, Missouri. For technical program details go to www.mimaweb.org/mim2011 or www.mpif.org.

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