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Friday, 01 September 2017 11:42

John F. Sweet Elected 29th President of MPIF

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John F. Sweet, PMT, president & CEO, FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been elected as the 29th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), succeeding Patrick J. McGeehan, Ametek Inc., Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. His two-year term will take effect at the conclusion of the Federation's annual Powder Metallurgy (PM) Management Summit and 73rd Annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 21–24, 2017, in Naples, Florida.

One of the Federation's six associations will also instate a new president following the Summit. Dax Whitehouse, NetShape Technologies, Floyds Knobs, Indiana, has been elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA). Meanwhile, Dean Howard, PMT, North American Höganäs, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, was re-elected to serve a second term as president of the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA), while Thomas Houck, Carpenter Technology, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, will serve a second term as president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA).

Sweet has worked for FMS Corporation for 27 years, sustaining a family tradition as a third-generation entrepreneur. He most recently served as president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association and has served the association and MPIF actively for many years. Sweet received MPIF's Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award earlier this year during POWDERMET2017—Las Vegas. He has been a member of APMI International for 29 years, is a certified Level I Powder Metallurgy Technologist, and serves on the APMI Board of Directors. Sweet has also been an elected trustee of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology. He was a co-op student in the R&D Laboratory of Hoeganaes Corporation for 3 years and earned his BS in materials engineering from Drexel University. Sweet is also a member of Alpha Sigma Mu Professional Honor Society for Excellence in Materials Engineering. In his local community, he has been serving on the Elder Board of the Redeemer Bible Church for the last ten years.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:04

Call for Papers Announced for POWDERMET 2017

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An official call for papers and posters has been announced for POWDERMET2017: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, June 13–16, 2017. This leading North American powder metallurgy conference will take place at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada, and is seeking a wide variety of topics.

Submission categories include the following:

  • Design & Modeling of PM Materials, Components & Processes
  • Particulate Production
  • General Compaction & Forming Processes
  • Powder Injection Molding (Metals & Ceramics)
  • Pre-Sintering & Sintering
  • Secondary Operations
  • Materials
  • Refractory Metals, Carbides & Ceramics
  • Advanced Particulate Materials & Processes
  • Material Properties
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Applications
  • Management Issues


"POWDERMET conferences are a place where research scientists; parts, powder and equipment manufacturers; end users; and even students gather to share papers and posters on industry developments," explains Dan Messina, technical services manager, Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). "Since adding in the metal additive manufacturing conference, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM2017), our technical sessions have become even more robust."

Submissions will be accepted through November 4, 2016.

The conference is sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, the North American trade association representing the powder metallurgy industry, and its affiliate APMI International.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org/Meetings/2017/POWDERMET2017/index.html

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:01

MIM2017 Announces Call for Presentations

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An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, February 27 - March 1, 2017.

This global conference and tabletop exhibition will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Authors have until September 30, 2016, to submit their presentation abstract. All abstracts accepted for presentation will require a PowerPoint submission prior to the conference.

Innovation is responsible for the rapid growth of the powder injection molding industry (metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, and cemented carbide injection molding), a nearly $2 billion advanced manufacturing industry. This conference will provide a venue for the latest technology transfer.

This conference is sponsored by the Metal Injection Molding Association, a trade association of Metal Powder Industries Federation and its affiliate APMI International.

For more information or to submit an abstract, visit: www.mim2017.org

The Metal Powder Industries Federation is pleased to announce the inaugural conference on Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM), May 18–20, 2014, Orlando, Florida. This new specialized conference will be co-located with the PM2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials and the Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference, which will all be taking place under one roof.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object by adding successive layers of material rather than by removing material by conventional methods such as cutting or drilling. The conference will focus on AM with powder metallurgy. Cochairmen Gregory Morris, GE Aviation, and Joseph Strauss, HJE Company, Inc., anticipate that presentations will include the perspective of metal powder producers, toll providers and end-users of these processes, R&D programs from academia and consortiums, and equipment manufacturers. Expected topics will include materials, applications, technical barriers, process economics, and new developments.

It is anticipated the conference will comprise six technical sessions, with three presentations in each. Presentation length will be approximately 25 minutes including questions. A Powerpoint (or equivalent) presentation is required; manuscript is optional. All presentations and manuscripts will be included in the AMPM conference proceedings. Additionally, manuscripts submitted to this program will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy’s Special Focus issue on Additive Manufacturing to be published in 2015. There will be a special discounted AMPM conference registration fee for speakers.

For more information, visit: www.ampm2014.org

PowderMet 2013, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. This International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials will be held June 24–27 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

The conference technical program will feature over 175 technical presentations by authors from 25 countries, and a trade exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of metal powders and particulate materials, processing equipment, and PM products.

The conference opening general session will feature the keynote talk "U.S. Manufacturing: More Important Now than Ever" by Michael F. Molnar, Director—Advanced Manufacturing Program Office, Chief Manufacturing Offices–National Institute of Standards and Technology, United Stated Department of Commerce, and an overview of the annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report. Additional conference events include the Industry Recognition Luncheon and the PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheon. The social highlight of the conference will be dinner and an evening on the Chicago river.

In addition to the comprehensive technical program, the conference will include management-focused programs open to MPIF-member companies: “Battling the Business Tsunami with Performance-Oriented Cultures”; “Production & Quality Gainsharing…A High Performance Work System”; “To Reshore or Offshore: How to Help Your Customer Objectively Decide”; “PM Technology Scan”; and “Tax, Healthcare, and a Hostile Financial Environment in the PM Industry.”

Technical sessions, poster presentations, and a slate of four special interest programs will cover a range of subjects such as nano-particle processing, ferrous PM materials, thermal processing for enhanced properties, MIM stainless steel, carbides, fine nickel and cobalt powders, PM aluminum alloys, and atomization. There are sessions on novel sintering, magnesium advances, machining, sinterhardening, cermets, dimensional analysis through sintering, MIM properties, processing, and microPIM. Other topics include dimensional control, modeling, compaction, titanium, soft magnet composites, HIPing, lubrication, NDT methods, fatigue, advanced powder processing, additive manufacturing, strategic PM materials, technologies for PM growth, and green finishing, hard finishing & testing of gears.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org/Meetings/2013/13_gateway.htm

The program committee for MIM2013, the International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, has issued a “Call for Presentations.” The focus of the technical program is “Advances in Component Uniformity.”

Sponsored by the Metal Injection Molding Association, a trade association of the Metal Powder Industries Federation, and its affiliate APMI International, the conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, March 4–6, 2013, at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Technical program co-chairmen Brian McBride, General Manager, Parmatech Corporation, and Toby Tingskog, Regional Sales Manager–NAFTA, Sandvik Osprey Ltd., request abstracts of 100–150 words, covering any aspect of metal injection molding including processing, materials, and applications.

The program committee requests that abstracts be submitted by September 30, 2012, for consideration.

For complete details on the conference and on submitting abstracts, visit: www.mimaweb.org

Alan Lawley, professor emeritus, Drexel University, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, has received the Kempton H. Roll Powder Metallurgy (PM) Lifetime Achievement Award here during the Industry Recognition Luncheon at PowderMet 2021, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials.

After receiving his BSc and PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Birmingham in his native England, Lawley came to the U.S. in 1958. He spent two years as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by five years at the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories. His Drexel career began in 1966 as an associate professor in the Department of Materials Engineering. This is where he was introduced to powder metallurgy as he managed a Department of Defense project (Themis) on the topic of PM. Before retiring in 2003, he had subsequently served as head of the Drexel materials engineering department.

He has been editor of the Journal since 1985. Lawley has been a prolific contributor to the literature of PM science and technology, publishing more than 300 papers during his career. A long-time member of the MPIF Technical Board, Lawley has participated in numerous seminars and conferences, and co-chaired the technical program of the 2008 PM World Congress. He received the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 1991, was inducted as a member of the first class of APMI Fellows in 1998, and that same year was inducted into the National Academy of Engineers.

The award, named in honor of Kempton H. Roll, founding executive director of MPIF, was established in 2007 in order to recognize individuals with outstanding accomplishments and achievements who have devoted their careers and a lifetime of involvement in the field of powder metallurgy and related technologies. Lawley was the second recipient of this award, following Arlan J. Clayton who received the first award in 2008.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org

PM and MIM: Touching Your Life,  a new video showcasing the capabilities of metal injection molding (MIM) as one of the fabrication technologies known collectively as powder metallurgy (PM), has been released by the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA) of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

The 15-minute program, aimed at potential end users who may not be familiar with PM and MIM, is built on the theme, “Every day, in some way, PM and MIM touch your life.” It is divided into two distinct parts: Part One introduces the viewer to powder metallurgy in general using dozens of examples of actual components to illustrate the part-forming technologies’ benefits, with particular emphasis on their contributions to the concept of sustainability; Part Two deals specifically with the metal injection molding process, providing design engineers with all the facts needed to understand why, if they're designing an intricate metal part, they should think of MIM from the start.

MIM fabricators should find the video an indispensable tool with which to equip their sales and marketing personnel. It is an ideal vehicle to use as a seminar introductory piece. What’s more, companies involved in any aspect of PM and MIM can use it to orient all employees, as it quickly stimulates an appreciation of the value they bring to customers’ products.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org



PowderMet2012, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. This International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials will be held June 10–13 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference technical program will feature over 150 technical presentations by authors from over 30 countries, and a trade exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of metal powders and particulate materials, processing equipment, and PM products.

The conference opening general session will include a keynote presentation, “America’s New Auto Industry,” by Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World Magazine. It will also include an overview of the annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report. Additional conference events include the Industry Recognition Luncheon and the PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheon. The social highlight of the conference will be an All-American Evening at the Grand Ole Opry.

In addition to the comprehensive technical program, the conference will include management-focused programs open to MPIF-member companies: ”Powder-Handling Concerns”; “Outside Perspectives on PM’s Value”; “PM Activities at North American Universities”; and “PM Technology Scans” focusing on lightweight PM materials and alternative energy.

Technical sessions, poster presentations, and a slate of four special interest programs will cover a range of subjects such as metal injection molding, powder production, machinability, high-density materials, PM titanium, wear and surface properties, non-destructive testing, process modeling, atomization, dynamic properties, lubrication, PM stainless steel, hot isostatic pressing, refractory metals, carbides, magnetic materials, and PM aluminum alloys.  Other in-depth programming will cover topics on delubrication science & developments, magnesium powders and composites, spark-plasma sintering, and dual-phase materials.

For more information, visit: www.mpif.org

Thursday, 10 February 2011 11:03

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2011

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PowderMet2011, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. This International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials will be held May 18–21 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California. The 2011 International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials VIII will run concurrently with PowderMet2011 at the same location.

The conference technical program will feature over 225 technical presentations by authors from over 30 countries, and a trade exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of metal powders and particulate materials, processing equipment, and PM products.

The conference opening general session will include a keynote presentation by Afternburner, Inc., featuring fighter pilots who impart their critically honed team skills to the business world. It will also include an overview of the annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report. Additional conference events include the Industry Recognition Luncheon and the PM Design Excellence Awards Luncheon. The social highlight of the conference will be an evening at Alcatraz including a dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay.

In addition to the comprehensive technical program, the conference will include management-focused programs open to MPIF-member companies: “PM And The New Auto Industry”; an “Afterburner Rapid Planning Workshop” following up on the keynote presentation; a “PM Technology Scan” focusing on the MIM industry and on challenges to PM by competitive technologies; and a session featuring “The Growth Initiative,” a new sales-oriented program designed for manufacturers.

Technical sessions, poster presentations, and a slate of four special interest programs will cover a range of subjects such as metal injection molding, fatigue, machinability, sintering, high-density processing, low- and high-alloy steels, aluminum, composite materials, materials for automotive applications, advances in titanium, powder production, testing & evaluation, compaction, and operational advances. Other topics include tungsten, refractory and hardmaterials, magnet materials and applications, PM materials for alternative energy, tribology, and sinter hardening and leaner/economic powders.

For registration details and the complete conference program visit www.mpif.org

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