The annual Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course recently pressed out another batch of students. This year's course, which was held August 13–15, received excellent feedback from attendees, with over 98% stating that they would recommend the course to others.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), APMI International, and the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) have launched enhanced websites that provide additional benefits to its associations and members.
An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2019, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, to be held in the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, February 25–27, 2019. Authors have until September 28, 2018, to submit presentation abstracts on manufacturing innovations and material advancements. All abstracts accepted for presentation will require a PowerPoint submission prior to the conference.
The winners in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component design. Designers continue to choose PM for critical applications such as auto engines and transmissions, medical devices, consumer products, military applications, and more.
The powder metallurgy (PM) industry gained in 2017. Metal powder shipments grew modestly. PM tooling and equipment makers reported favorable business levels as well. So did companies producing metal injection molding (MIM) parts. Metal additive manufacturing (AM) the new “cool” in metal component manufacturing continues grabbing headlines internationally.