The MPIF says that its recent Basic PM Short Course held at State College, Pennsylvania, USA, was a success.

With a variety of professionals attending the course, over half of the attendees still reported being involved in engineering. Other areas such as quality assurance, production, sales, management, and purchasing each reported about 10% of the attendees. A post-seminar course evaluation also revealed the different industry segments that each of the companies and attendees represented. Parts fabricators represented 55% of the attendees, while powder production and parts users represented 17% and 15%. The remainder of the attendees represented other facets of the industry such as equipment. Some of these industry segments include MIM parts fabrication, conventional PM parts fabrication, home appliances, electronics, tooling, and refractory metal production.

The course is specifically designed for those who want to expand their knowledge of PM, improve their opportunities to advance, and for those who are looking to deepen their understanding in the specialized area of PM. Participation at this course counts toward PMT re-certification credits.

The MPIF’s next course, the PM Post-Sintering Seminar,  takes place from 22–23 September 2015 in the same location.

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