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Latest Powder Metallurgy trends at PowderMet 2012

6th Mar, 2012

PowderMet2012, the 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, metal injection molding (MIM) process, 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 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, atomisation, dynamic properties, lubrication, PM stainless steel, MIM stainless steel, hot isostatic pressing, refractory metals, carbides, magnetic materials, and PM aluminium alloys. Other in-depth programming will cover topics on delubrication science & developments, magnesium powders and composites, spark-plasma sintering, and dual-phase materials.