Last chance to register for the MPIF’s Powder Metallurgy machinability seminar

August 17, 2011


The MPIF’s Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar is taking place next week in DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, 24-25 August. Organisers of the event state that there is still time to register for the seminar which has been designed to provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the fundamental and practical aspects of machining PM parts.

Delegates will learn about machinability from a metallurgical point of view, while at the same time obtaining the practical information that will help them understand how to improve operation for higher quality parts, reduced costs, increased productivity and greater profits.

The programme includes the following presentations:

An Overview of Machining PM Materials—“Read the Process”

Denis Christopherson, PMT, Manager, Research and Development, Federal-Mogul Sintered Products

Machining Aids Used in PM

Carl Blais, Professor, Laval University

Machinability of PM Steels: Material Property or Process Response?

Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Scientist, Research & Development, Hoeganaes Corporation

Tooling for the General-Purpose Machining of PM Materials  

Donald E. Graham, Manager, Turning Products and Education Services, Seco Tools Inc.

General Principles of Drilling

Qiang Wu, Senior Engineer, Holemaking Product and Service Engineering, Kennametal Inc.

The Root Cause of Tool Failures in Metalcutting

William R. Shaffer, Executive VP, Conicity Technologies

Machining Economics

Brian Norris, Vice President, Marketing, Sandvik Coromant


Complete seminar information, including schedules, registration fees, details about accommodations and transportation, and links to online registration can be viewed at  



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