MPIF’s 2021 Machinability Virtual Seminar available again in September

August 23, 2022

Machining is a value-added process that continues to evolve with new machinability additives for powders, cutting tools and techniques (Courtesy MPIF)
Machining is a value-added process that continues to evolve with new machinability additives for powders, cutting tools and techniques (Courtesy MPIF)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)’s virtual Powder Metallurgy Machinability Seminar – which originally took place in 2021 – is set for a repeat showing from September 26-29, 2022. The seminar is designed to offer in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the fundamental and practical aspects of machining PM parts.

The course, with nearly fourteen hours of technical content, includes the following presentations:

  • ‘Machining of PM Materials – Why is it different from a Metallurgical Point of View’ by Carl Blais, Laval University
  • ‘An Overview of Machining PM Materials— “Read the Process”’ by Thorsten Upmeier, Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
  • ‘PM Material Systems and Machinability’ by Roland Warzel III, North American Höganäs
  • ‘Machinability of PM Steels: Machining Aids and Microstructures’ by Neal Kraus, Hoeganaes Corporation
  • ‘Modern Tools and Techniques for Machining PM Materials’ by Don Graham, Seco Tools, LLC
  • ‘Methods for Evaluating Machinability on PM parts’ by John Engquist, FAPMI, JENS Solutions LLC
  • ‘Machining Metal AM Parts: What’s Old, What’s New?’ by Prof Edward De Meter, The Pennsylvania State University, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • ‘Machinability of Ferrous PM Materials: Microstructure Effect on Machinability’ by W Brian James, FAPMI, PMtech
  • ‘An Edgy, Cutting Edge View of the Cutting Edge Design of PcBN and PCD Tools’ by Bill Shaffer, Conicity Technologies
  • ‘Innovative Use of Statistics and Design of Experiments for PM Machining Optimization’ by Thorsten Upmeier, Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
  • ‘Abrasive Form Grinding – The perfect Pairing of Precision and Aggression’ by Matthew Brown, Advanced Automotive Grinding
  • ‘Resin Impregnation for Improved Machinability of PM Parts’ by John Halladay, Godfrey & Wing Inc.
  • ‘The Science of Why Ferrous Materials Containing MnS Rust after Sintering’ by Craig Stringer, Atlas Pressed Metals

The registration fee for the event includes over $100 of e-publications related to machining and machinability of PM components along with a certificate of seminar completion. Links to these will be sent to registrants before the seminar begins.

Registration is open via the event page.

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