By Kari Williamson

The conference technical programme will feature over 150 technical presentations by authors from over 30 countries, and a trade exhibition will showcase suppliers of metal powders and particulate materials, processing equipment, and metal powder products, MPIF says.

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, the metal powder conference will include management-focused programmes 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 metal powder materials and alternative energy.

Technical sessions, poster presentations, and a slate of four special interest programmes will cover a range of subjects such as metal injection moulding, powder production, machinability, high-density materials, metal powder titanium, wear and surface properties, non-destructive testing, process modelling, atomisation, dynamic properties, lubrication, metal powder stainless steel, hot isostatic pressing, refractory metals, carbides, magnetic materials, and metal powder aluminium alloys.

Other in-depth programming will cover topics on delubrication science & developments, magnesium powders and composites, sparkplasma sintering, and dual-phase materials.