AMPM2018 programme announced as registration opens

February 19, 2018

The programme for the fifth annual Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference, AMPM2018, has been announced. Organised by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), AMPM2018, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy, will take place June 17-20, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The event also includes an exhibitor trade show in conjunction with POWDERMET2018: the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. This year, the organisers have stated that AMPM will offer even more opportunities for education and networking. New for AMPM2018 will be:

  • An extra day of technical programming
  • Access to the co-located POWDERMET2018 conference and digital post-conference proceedings
  • Extended exhibit hall hours
  • Student poster sessions that allow students to present their work
  • A PM Evening Alehouse in the open exhibit hall for extended exhibitor networking
  • A closing event, now included in full conference registration – Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ

“Metal Additive Manufacturing is the latest cutting-edge technology to impact the PM industry,” stated James P Adams, Executive Director/CEO, MPIF. “Metal AM is a natural fit for MPIF as we have supported the PM industry for nearly 75 years. We’re excited to offer an expanded AMPM conference that allows for more time for the transfer of technology, and to expose the metal AM sector to the greater PM industry through access to both AMPM and POWDERMET conferences.”

The AMPM conference programme focuses on the latest in R&D, and features the following technical sessions:


Monday, June 18


Session A01 – Tungsten carbide/cobalt, chaired by Joseph Tunick Strauss, HJE Company, Inc.

Session A02 – Binder jet processing, chaired by Michael Stucky, Norwood Injection Technologies


Session A03 – Powder characterization I, chaired by Christopher T Adam, Carpenter Technology Corporation

Session A04 – Stainless steels, chaired by Joseph Capone, Ametek, Inc.


Session A05 – Powder characterization II, chaired by Art Kracke, AAK Consulting, LLC

Session A06 – Magnetic materials, chaired by Robert M Gasior, Arconic Technology Center


Tuesday, June 19


Session A07 – Process parameters and structure/property relationships I, chaired by Juha Kotila, EOS Finland

Session A08 – Nickel-based alloys, chaired by Andrzej L Wojciezynski, ATI Powder Metals

Sessions A09 – Design consideration I, chaired by Ashley Nichols, 3D Materials Technologies, LLC


Session A10 – Powder characterization III, chaired by Rajendra Kelkar, PMT, GE Additive

Session A11 – Powder and powder production, chaired by Thomas W Pelletiers, Kymera International

Session A12 – Fused deposition modelling, chaired by Todd Palmer, Pennsylvania State University


Session A13 – Process parameters and structure/property relationships II, chaired by Matt Sand, 3DEO, Inc.

Session A14 – Composites and bi-metallics, chaired by Rajiv Tandon, Luxfer Magtech

Session A15 – Design considerations II, chaired by Aaron LaLonde, BeAM Machines, Inc.


Session A16 – Process parameters and structure/property relationships III, chaired by James W Sears, Carpenter Technology Corporation

Session A17 – Aluminum alloys I, chaired by Christopher T Schade, Hoeganaes Corporation

Session A18 – Dynamic properties, chaired by Bhaskar Dutta, DM3D Technology, LLC


Wednesday, June 20


Session A19 – Process and product analytics I, chaired by John D Hunter, LPW Technology, Inc.

Session A20 – Aluminum alloys II, chaired by Sudarsanam S Babu, University of Tennessee College of Engineering

Session A21 – Post-processing of AM builds and powder I, chaired by Kester Clarke, Colorado School of Mines


Session A22 – Process and product analytics II, chaired by Mike Gibson, Desktop Metal

Session A23 – Aluminum alloys III, chaired by Andrew Carter, Stratasys Direct Mfg

Session A24 – Post-processing of AM builds and powder II, chaired by Matt Devine, PMT, North American Höganäs, Inc.


Session A25 – Directed energy deposition, chaired by Ankit Saharan, EOS

Session A26 – Build atmosphere attributes, chaired by Eric Johnson, Deere and Company

Session A27 – Refractory metals, chaired by Howard A Kuhn, University of Pittsburgh


Prospective attendees can view the full programme and register now via the conference website.

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