The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced that registration has opened for MIM2018, the international conference on injection molding of metals, ceramics and carbides.

The conference takes place from 5–7 March 2018 in Irvine, California, USA and is a global conference and tabletop exhibition that highlights advances in the powder injection molding (PIM) industry. The keynote speaker, Benedikt Blitz, from SMR Premium, will present an ‘Update on Forged Special Steels, Remelting and Powder Metallurgy’.

Conference highlights include a tour of molding machine manufacturer ARBURG and the annual PIM Tutorial presented by industry veteran Randall M. German.

‘The annual MIM conference is an excellent place for product designers, engineers, consumers, students, and more, to network and broaden their industry knowledge,’ said Jim Adams, executive director/CEO, MPIF.

In 2017, conference attendees consisted of 24% equipment and service providers, 21% powder and feedstock suppliers, 20% consumers, 23% parts manufacturers and 13% other, and a similar attendance base is expected in 2018. 

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.