The MPIF has opened registration for its powder metallurgy (PM) short course scheduled to take place from 10-12 August 2020 in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.

This year’s programming will reportedly focus on:

  • History, current practice, and the future of the PM industry
  • Why PM is a leading method for producing metal parts
  • The many applications that use PM parts
  • The fine points in designing for PM
  • How metal powders are produced
  • Designs for compacting tools
  • How sintering develops functional properties
  • Various secondary operations
  • The Metal Powder Industries Federation material and test standards
  • Metal injection molding
  • The latest high-tech PM technologies, including metal additive manufacturing (3D printing).

‘The Basic PM Short Course is nearing its 60-year mark of serving the PM industry,’ said Bill Edwards, director of technical and member services, MPIF. ‘It provides concentrated knowledge from numerous industry experts over three days and is an invaluable tool to showcase PM technology to anyone who would like to enhance their knowledge.’

This story uses material from MPIF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.