Dean Howard, PMT, president, North American Höganäs Co., a subsidiary of Höganäs AB, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, has been elected the 30th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), succeeding John F. Sweet, PMT, FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. His two-year term began at the conclusion of the Federation’s annual Powder Metallurgy (PM) Management Summit and 75th Annual MPIF Business Meeting, October 26–28, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
The Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference is seeking papers covering the numerous developments that have taken place since it was last held in conjunction with WorldPM2014, World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials. Montréal, Canada, is gearing up to host the Tungsten2020 conference, alongside two additional co-located powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing conferences, at the Montréal Convention Center on June 27–July 1, 2020. The abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2019.
A revised edition of “A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing” was recently released. The publication contains nine existing MPIF Standard Test Methods that can be applicable for the characterization of powders used in metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, with an explanation of each standard. These standards, intended to present and clarify PM technology as an aid in conducting business, relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of metal AM parts.
An official call for papers and posters has been announced for the conference AMPM2020, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy, to be held June 27–July 1, 2020, in Montréal , Canada. This leading North American metal additive manufacturing (AM) conference will take place at the beautiful Palais des Congrès de Montréal in the Old Montréal district. Manuscripts are required, and qualified manuscripts will be eligible for the Metal Additive Manufacturing Outstanding Technical Paper Award.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the publication of the 2019 Edition of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products. The most current versions of these standards, which are used in the manufacture of both metal powder and powder metallurgy products, are required by quality assurance programs in order to maintain full compliance.