The events take place in San Antonio, Texas.
The events take place in San Antonio, Texas.

The programs for the fifth annual additive manufacturing (AM) with powder metallurgy (PM) conference, AMPM2018, and PowderMet2018, the international conference on powder metallurgy and particulate materials are now available online.

Registration is now open for the two events which are running concurrently in San Antonio, Texas, from 17–20 June 2018.

‘Metal additive manufacturing is the latest cutting-edge technology to impact the PM industry,’ stated James P Adams, executive director of the MPIF. ‘Metal AM is a natural fit for MPIF as we have supported the PM industry for nearly 75 years. We’re excited to offer an expanded AMPM conference that allows for more time for the transfer of technology, and to expose the metal AM sector to the greater PM industry through access to both AMPM and PowderMet conferences.’

According to longtime conference attendee Ken Schatz, a sales manager at Metco Industries, St Marys, Pennsylvania, ‘the PowderMet conference provides a perfect opportunity for everyone involved in the PM industry. From the visionaries and the theorists to the current and the practical.  For me, the main benefit is in the showcasing of available current products and to learn about the latest technology in current production applications! It also provides a good forum to network with vendors, suppliers, other part producers, and end users.’

The programs are available at and

This story is reprinted from material from the MPIFwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.