MPIF announces 2023 PM Part Compacting/Tooling Seminar

October 9, 2023

October 9, 2023

The MPIF’s 2023 PM Part Compacting/Tooling Seminar will take place at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (Courtesy MPIF)
The MPIF’s 2023 PM Part Compacting/Tooling Seminar will take place at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (Courtesy MPIF)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced its 2023 PM Part Compacting/Tooling Seminar will be held on November 14-15. The event will take place at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.

This course is held every two years and covers both basic and advanced compacting and tooling technology. It will also discuss the latest developments in tool design, tool coating, and unique press applications, as well as the influence of tool design and press selection on product quality.

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The seminar will be chaired by John Blauser, General Manager, Gasbarre Precision Tooling & Automation Systems, and Dan Merritt, PMT, Director of Technical Services, GKN Powder Metallurgy. The course programme includes:

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • Compacting Press Functions – Mark Thomason, PMT, Gasbarre Press Group
  • Comparison of Withdrawal and Ejection Method in PM Press Technology – Matt West, Komage-Powder Compaction Systems
  • Mechanical Presses for High Volume – Mark Thomason, PMT, Gasbarre Press Group
  • Recent Advances in CNC Multi-level Part Compaction – Greg Wallis, Dorst America
  • Compaction of Complex Part Shapes – Matt West, Komage-Powder Compaction Systems
  • Latest Servo-Driven Powder Compaction Technology – Mike Krzysica, Dorst America
  • Isostatic Pressing Techniques – Cliff Orcutt, American Isostatic Presses
  • High Performance Coatings & Surface Treatments for Extended Tool Life – Richard Leonard, IBC Coatings Technologies

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • CNC Press Compaction and Automation Possibilities – Bob Orsulak, Osterwalder
  • Cost Effective Tooling for PM – Brian Aul, JIT Tool & Die
  • Compaction and Design for Today’s Parts – Dan Merritt, PMT, Hoeganaes – Ridgway
  • Improve Product Quality by Powder Handling – Brian Pittenger, Jenike & Johanson
  • Tool Steels for Powder Compacting Tooling – Dennis McPike, Zapp Tooling Alloys
  • The Importance of Surface Finish in Powder Metallurgy – Luke Thimons, Surface Design Solutions
  • Compacting Press Maintenance – Mark Thomason, PMT, Gasbarre Press Group
  • Compaction Press Safety Review ANSI B11.16-2014 – Bob Orsulak, Osterwalder
  • Tools for High Density: Warm Compaction, Warm Die Compaction & Die Wall Lubrication – Roland T Warzel, III, North American Höganäs

To register for the seminar, click here.

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