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.