MPIF seminar to focus on the sintering process

October 6, 2010

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the full programme for its popular sintering seminar to be held in Cleveland, USA, December 7 – 8, 2010.

The seminar, run in cooperation with the MPIF’s Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association, will provide a detailed look at the different sintering options available and how correct sintering can improve properties in PM parts.

The comprehensive two day programme includes the following presentations:


Basic PM Sintering and High-Temperature Sintering—Theory and Practices

Carl Blais, Professor

Laval University

Use of Metallography in the Evaluation of Sintered Materials

Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Scientist, R&D

Hoeganaes Corporation

Conventional Sintering Furnaces

Daniel Reardon, Director of Technical Sales

Abbott Furnace Company

Advancements and Options for Conventional Sintering Furnaces

Stephen L. Feldbauer, Director, Eng. & Tech.

Abbott Furnace Company

Continuous High-Temperature Sintering Furnaces

James H. Neill, Vice President, Sales

CM Furnaces, Inc.

Process Modeling for Existing Furnaces— How Is This New Part Going to Run in Our Furnace?

Steven K. Smith, PMT, Corp. Dir. of Eng. & Tech.

Sinterite Furnace Division, Gasbarre Products, Inc.

Sintering and Furnace Belts

Richard D. Riva II, President

Wire Mesh Products, Inc.

Conventional Sintering of Ferrous Metals

David Milligan, Director, Quality, Environ. & Safety

North American Höganäs, Inc.

Achieving High Performance with High-Temperature Sintering

Francis J. Hanejko, Senior Applications Specialist

Hoeganaes Corporation

Stainless Steel Sintering

Prasan Samal, Director, High Alloys Technology

North American Höganäs, Inc.

Sintering Processes for Nonferrous Materials

Wayne Daye, Manager, Quality Assurance

SCM Metal Products, Inc.

Sintering Refractory Metals

John A. Shields, Jr., President

PentaMet Associates LLC

Sintering in Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Matthew Bulger, VP & General Manager

Net Shape Technologies–MIM

Sintering Furnace Troubleshooting

Thomas Philips, Principal Metallurgical Engineer

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Vacuum Sintering

Donald F. Heaney, CISP Director

The Pennsylvania State University

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