MPIF’s PM Parts Compacting & Tooling Seminar to take place in November

August 28, 2019

MPIF's PM Parts Compacting Tooling Seminar to take place in November
The two day seminar covers key aspects of powder compaction technology (Courtesy MPIF)

The Metal Powder Industries federation (MPIF)’s PM Parts Compacting & Tooling Seminar is set to take place at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, USA, from November 19–20, 2019.

The-two day seminar, which runs biennially, offers basic and advanced compacting & tooling technology, the latest developments in tool design, tool coating and unique press applications, the impact of tool design and press selection on product quality. 

The PM Parts Compacting Tooling Seminar programme includes the following topics:

Tuesday November 19

  • Compaction Press Designs & Motions
    • Compacting Press Functions
      Tom Pontzer, Gasbarre Press Group
    • Mechanical Presses for High Volume
      Lesley Kline, Gasbarre Press Group
    • Comparison of Withdrawal and Ejection Method in PM Press Technology
      Matt West, Komage-Powder Compaction Systems
    • Recent Advances in CNC Multi-level Part Compaction
      Greg Wallis, Dorst America, Inc.
    • Compaction of Complex Part Shapes
      Matt West, Komage-Powder Compaction Systems
    • Compaction Press Safety Review – ANSI B11.16-2014
      Curt Brennen – Allegheny Electric, Inc.
    • Latest Servo-Driven Powder Compaction Technology
      Mike Krzysica, Dorst America, Inc.
    • Isostatic Pressing Techniques
      Mark Thomason, Gasbarre Products
  • Improving Tool Life & Productivity
    • Tool Steels for Powder Compacting Tooling

Wednesday November 20

  • Improving Tool Life & Productivity – cont’d
    • High-Performance Coatings & Surface Treatments for Extended Tool Life
      Peter Harper, IBC Coating Technologies
    • Latest Developments and Application of CAD/CAM Design Software
      John Azzato, Innovated Solutions, LLC
    • Case Study Review of the Application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in Design
      Dale Dewiel, Innovated Solutions, LLC
    • Tools for High Density: Warm Compaction, Warm Die Compaction & Die Wall Lubrication
      Roland Warzel, North American Höganäs, Inc
    • Cost Effective Tooling for PM
      Brian Aul, JIT Tool & Die Inc.
  • Improving Part Quality and Productivity
    • Compaction and Design for Today’s Parts
      Dan Merritt, ARC Metals
    • Improve Product Quality by Powder Handling
      Brian Pittenger, Jenike & Johanson, Inc
    • Compaction Complex PM Parts
      Suraj Desai, Regional Sales Manager, SACMI USA Group
    • Compacting Press Maintenance
      Tom Pontzer, Gasbarre Press Group
    • Part Handling Automation after Compaction
      Matthew Brown – RITE Consulting, Inc.

An early registration discount is available until October 11, 2019. Full details are available here.

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