PowderMet2021 keynote to provide outlook for PM in automotive sector

February 24, 2021

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced that PowderMet2021’s keynote presentation will provide an outlook on Powder Metallurgy in relation to the automotive industry. ‘Automotive Powder Metal Outlook’ will be presented by Edwin Pope, the Principal Analyst at IHS Markit, London, UK, on Monday, June 21, and will be available online for a limited time after the presentation to all who sign up for the conference.

They keynote will reflect on market-level volume impacts to powertrain & electrification trends, the automotive industry’s outlook and the numerous potential cascading effects to the metal powder supply chain. The outlooks & trends of the global automotive market, propulsion system design, electrification and metal Additive Manufacturing with the automotive sector will be discussed.

The day’s sessions will be opened with welcomes from MPIF Executive Director and CEO, James P Adams, and MPIF President Dean Howard, PMT.

Individuals key to the industry who have been identified to receive major industry awards will be recognised: PM Distinguished Service Award recipients, APMI’s newest Fellows and MPIF’s fourth Kempton H Roll Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr Randall M German, FAPMI. The PM Design Excellence Award winning parts will also be recognised.

Special interest programmes will consist of:

  • Improvement in Precision/Accuracy/Variation Control I: Material Improvements, chaired by Roland Warzel, III, Manager, Technical Service, North American Höganäs Co
    • Material Options for Improved Dimensional Consistency by Roland Warzel, III
    • Understanding the Factors Influencing PM Dimensional Change to Improve Part Consistency by Kylan McQuaig, Global R&D Manager, GKN Hoeganaes
    • Use of Advanced Premix Solutions to Increase Dimensional Consistency by Julie Campbell, PMT, Senior Researcher, Rio Tinto
  • Alan Lawley Memorial Symposium I: Atomizing, chaired by Christopher T Schade, Director Additive Materials and Site Director Cinnaminson, Hoeganaes
    • Atomization for PM: Past, Present and Future by John Dunkley, chairman, Atomising Systems Ltd
    • Approaching Lawley’s Vision: Tuning Close-Coupled Gas Atomization to Target Additive Manufacturing by Precision Powder Making by Iver Eric Anderson, FAPMI, Senior Metallurgist, Division of Materials and Engineering, Ames Laboratory
    • Evolution of Gas Atomizing for Advanced Manufacturing Processes by Paul Davies, Technological Solutions Manager, Sandvik Osprey Ltd
  • Flow and Spreadability Characterization of Metal Powders I: Powder Spreadability, chaired by Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, Research Officer at National Research Council Canada
    • Review of the ASTM CoE Program on Metal Powder Feedstock Characterization by Steven Hall, Research Engineer, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
    • Comparing the Spreadability and Flowability of Recycled and Virgin 316L Stainless Steel Powders for Additive Manufacturing Applications Using a New Powder Spreadability Analyzer and the Revolution Powder Analyzer by Greg Martiska, Owner, Mercury Scientific Inc
    • Design and Results NIST’s Powder Spreading Testbed by Justin Whiting, Research Development Mechanical Engineer, Georgetown University and Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

PowderMet2021 is a hybrid event, taking place both online and in-person in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 20–23. It will take place alongside AMPM2021 and Tungsten2021.

Registration is now open and those enrolled prior to May 7, 2021, can benefit from a discounted rate.



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