PrintOver the years, the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International sponsored conferences and exhibits have become the largest and most prestigious conferences in the powder metallurgy (PM) industry. This year, MPIF and APMI International welcome the PM industry to San Diego, May 17-20. MPIF‘s focus is to promote advanced manufacturing methods that have high-material utilization rates; relatively low-energy consumption; and utilize recycled materials where possible. In many cases, no other manufacturing method is practical to produce these components.

The second Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2015) will showcase Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a process of making three-dimensional solid objects by adding successive layers of material rather than by removing material, as is common in conventional methods such as cutting or drilling. Focused solely on metal part technology, over 40 presentations from global industry experts from 10 countries make this a truly international collaboration of the latest industry developments. Presentations will include the perspective of metal powder producers; toll providers and end user of these processes; R&D programs from academia and consortiums; and equipment manufacturers. Topics include materials, processes, technical advances & barriers, and applications.

The POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials will attract the leading industry-technical minds promoting PM technology advancements. 800-1000 delegates will transfer knowledge as they attend technical sessions, Special Interest Programs, and view the poster display. The 100 booth marketplace exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing equipment, powders, and products – one stop shopping for all. Special events include a Keynote Presentation by Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief, Wired magazine, and author of The Long Tail, Free, and Makers; the Design Excellence Awards Luncheon featuring recipients of the 2015 awards; State of the PM industry in North America; and the Main Social Event: Miramar—A Top Gun Event.

To learn more about this monumental event, visit AMPM2015.org, POWDERMET2015.org, or mpif.org.