he MPIF says that its annual Basic PM short course will return in 2018 and registration is now available. The course is intended to bring together those new to the PM industry and employees seeking to improve their depth of PM knowledge and advance their careers. Held in State College, Pennsylvania, USA, the intensive three-day course will run from 13–15 August 2018.

This year’s programming will focus on:

  • History, current practice, and the future of PM
  • Why PM is a leading method for producing metal parts
  • Applications that use PM parts
  • Designing for PM
  • How metal powders are produced
  • Designs for compacting tools
  • How sintering develops functional properties
  • Secondary operations.
  • The MPIF standards and tests.
  • Metal injection molding.
  • High-tech PM technologies, including metal additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Attendees will also receive over US$600 in publications, including current MPIF standards.

‘The Basic PM Short Course is not only the best way for those new to the industry to gain exposure to the opportunities presented by the PM industry, but also provides stepping stones for career advancement for engineers who need to enhance their background in PM with one-on-one interaction with the industry leaders teaching throughout the course,’ said Turner Abbott, office and technical services, MPIF.

Visit the Basic PM Short Course page to register.

This story uses material from the MPIFwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.