The objective of the conference is to explore innovations and latest accomplishments in the areas of part design, tooling, moulding, debinding, and sintering of PIM parts. The conference will also focus on the developments in PIM processing of different materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, and hardmaterials.The PIM industry has estimated sales of more than US$1 billion and could possibly double in a span of five years.

The conference will have a special focus on "Material and Component Integrity." It is targeted at product designers, engineers, consumers, manufacturers, researchers, educators, and students. All individuals with an interest in the application of powder injection moulding will be encouraged to attend.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013.

Submissions will be considered for any of these topics:

  • Processing
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Consolidation technologies
  • Debinding technology & equipment
  • Micromoulding
  • Microstructural control
  • Mixing science & machines
  • Moulding machines & technology
  • Novel processing
  • Part design considerations
  • PIM tooling
  • Powders/binders/feedstocks
  • Secondary operations
  • Setter technology
  • Sintering furnaces          
  • Materials
  • Alumina/AIN/alumina-silica
  • Cermets
  • Cobalt and Co-based alloys
  • Copper and Cu-based alloys
  • Ferrites
  • Ferrous systems
  • Magnetic materials
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Nickel/nickel-based alloys
  • Novel materials and alloy systems
  • Porcelains
  • Precious metals
  • Silicon carbides/silicon nitrides
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium and Ti-based alloys
  • Tool steels
  • Tungsten carbide and alloys
  • Zirconia               
  • Applications
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Business machines
  • Chemical-processing equipment
  • Computer hardware
  • Consumer products/appliances
  • Cutting tools
  • Electronic packaging
  • Heat exchangers
  • High-temperature components
  • Industrial applications
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Magnetics
  • Medical and surgical instruments
  • Novel applications
  • Oil and gas
  • Sporting equipment
  • Thermal management

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