Another Basic PM Short Course Success!
MPIF recently completed its 59th annual Basic PM Short Course in State College, Pennsylvania, where over 60 attendees were provided an overview of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, covering a broad introduction to PM history, current practices, and a look at the future of the industry.
Presentations ranged from powder production for press & sinter, MIM, and metal AM materials; to forming, compaction, and other consolidation methods; to sintering and furnace design; to secondary operations; and everything in between to ensure excellent products. Other supporting topics included a review of test and material standards; testing and characterization of powders; metallographic analysis; PM lubricants; conventional PM tool design; and an introduction to refractory and hardmetals. The course also included tours of both the Penn State Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP) Labs.
Upcoming MPIF professional development offerings include:
October 25–26 • PM Magnetic Materials and Testing Seminar
November 14–15 • PM Parts Compacting/Tooling Seminar
February 26–28 • MIM2024 Conference