The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International sponsored conferences and exhibits are recognized as the largest and most prestigious conferences in the powder metallurgy (PM) industry. The third Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2016), June 5–7 in Boston, will showcase additive manufacturing (AM) as a process of making three-dimensional solid objects by adding successive layers of metal powders rather than by removing material, as is common in conventional methods such as cutting or drilling.
Focused solely on metal AM, over 40 presentations from global industry experts from 11 countries make this a truly international collaboration of the latest industry developments. Presentations will include the perspective of metal powder producers, toll providers and end user of these processes, R&D programs from academia and consortiums, and equipment manufacturers. Topics include materials, processes, technical advances & barriers, and applications. MPIF‘s focus is to promote advanced manufacturing methods that have high-material utilization rates, relatively low-energy consumption, and utilize recycled materials where possible. In many cases, no other manufacturing method is practical to produce these components.
Co-located with AMPM is the POWDERMET2016 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, June 5–8. The combined conferences’ attendance will approach 1,000 delegates, the leading industry-technical minds, transferring knowledge as they attend technical sessions, special interest programs, and view the poster display. The 100-booth marketplace exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing equipment, metal powders, and products—one stop shopping for all.
Special events include a keynote presentation by author and futurist Jim Carroll, addressing the impact of advanced manufacturing methodologies; luncheon Guest Speaker Christopher A. Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering; the Design Excellence Awards Luncheon featuring recipients of the 2016 awards; the State of the PM Industry in North America; and the Main Social Event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.