Returning after 30 years to the historic city of Boston, the 2016 POWDERMET International
Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, and AMPM (Additive Manufacturing
with Powder Metallurgy) conferences and Exhibition were held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, June 5 to
June 8.

After welcoming nearly 900 attendees from 30 countries at the opening plenary session, MPIF Executive Director C. James Trombino  gave a special greeting and salute to Mike Jaffe, a past president of MPIF, a PM industry veteran of over 50 years and whose teaching demonstrator 'Pop-corn Press' had been a fixture at the MPIF PM short courses for half a century. Trombino also took the opportunity to mention the recent passing of two PM organization leaders: MPIF’s founder and first Executive Director, Kempton H. Roll, and Jonathan Wroe, who was Executive Director of EPMA since 2001. He went on to welcome the presence of the incoming Director of EPMA, Dr Lionel Aboussouan. Trombino then recognized and thanked the Technical program committee and its co-chairmen, Carl Blais, Laval University, Quebec, and Jeff Hamilton, MPG-Cloyes Gear.

This article appeared in the July/Aug issue of Metal Powder Report. 

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