The event explored latest developments in metal cutting and forming, CNC programming and controls, and tooling and fixturing. One main topic covered moulding in value and performance via powder metallurgy, looking at how powder metallurgy achieves efficiency of form and function due to its shape-forming and mechanical performance. It was presented by James R Dale, vice president of member and industry relations, Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

Companies exhibiting at this event included the MPIF, Alconox Inc, Kubotek USA Inc, Gesswein Co, Jergens Inc, Konecranes Inc, Mi-Tech Metals and The Federal Group.