Seminar to focus on compaction and tooling for powder metallurgy parts manufacture

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Organised by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) in association with its Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association and APMI International, this two day seminar will focus on the compacting process and tooling requirements for producing components via the powder metallurgy route.

The PM Compacting – Tooling Seminar will take place in Cleveland, OH, USA, from November 15-16, 2011 and is described as “a practical seminar designed to inform and educate PM parts and product fabricators.”

The course aims to:

  • Teach the basics as well as new and advanced technology in PM compacting and tooling
  • Provide an update of the latest developments in tool design, tool coating, and unique press applications
  • Offer insights from the experts on the impact of tool design and press selection on product quality
  • Provide ANSI B11.16-2003 Safety Requirements for Powder Metal Compacting Presses   

Seminar Programme:


Tuesday 15 November

Compacting Overview

Thomas J. Pontzer, Senior Sales Eng.

Gasbarre Products, Inc.

Mechanical Presses for High Volume

Alex Gasbarre, Manufacturing Mgr.

Gasbarre Products, Inc.

New Generation of CNC Hydraulic Presses

Sandy Jaffe, U.S. Representative

Lauffer Pressen

Latest Servo-Driven Powder- Compaction Technology

Jack Krajcirik, VP Operations

Osterwalder Inc

High-Velocity Compaction (HVC)

Christer Aslund, Director Material Engineering & Metallurgy

Metec Powder Metal AB

Combustion Compaction

Dennis Massey, CEO

UTRON Kinetics, LLC

Isostatic Pressing Techniques

Cliff Orcutt, Vice President

American Isostatic Presses, Inc.

Multi-Axis Adaptors for Increased Compaction Options and Reduced Downtime

Rom Koubi, Managing Director

Proment Inc.

General Maintenance Procedures for PM Presses

Thomas J. Pontzer, Senior Sales Eng.

Gasbarre Products, Inc.

Wednesday 16 November

Impact on Product Quality by Hopper Design and Conveying System

Brian Pittenger, Senior Consultant

Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Compaction and Design for Today’s Parts

Francis J. Hanejko, Senior Applications Specialist

Hoeganaes Corporation

Die-Wall Lubrication/Warm Compaction/Warm Die Compaction

Roland T. Warzel III, Mgr., Application Development

North American Höganäs, Inc.

Cost-Effective Tooling for PM

Robert T. Beimel, President & GM

JIT Tool & Die, Inc.

Compacting- and Sizing-Press Safety

Dennis R. Cloutier, Consultant

Cloutier Consulting Services, LLC

Part-Handling Automation after Compaction

Michael Lucey, Business Unit Mgr.

Automated Cells & Equipment, Inc.

Tool Steels for Powder-Compaction Tooling

Edward J. Tarney, Metallurgist-Technical Service

Erasteel, Inc.

Coating Technology for Metal-Forming Applications

Robert Jacoby, Sales Engineer

Metalife Industries, Inc.

Complete seminar information, including schedules, registration fees, details about accommodation and transportation, can be found at and navigating to Seminars & E-learning/Courses & Seminars.

A PDF of the seminar brochure can be downloaded here.


Further reading: Available to download from 

000233Trends and Innovations in Powder Compaction Presses and Die Sets

This review by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Beiss, RWTH Aachen, Germany, looks at trends in equipment and processes for powder compaction.


Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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