The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the conference programme for MIM2024: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics, and Carbides. The event is planned for February 26-28, 2024, at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
The first day of the event will begin with an optional Powder Injection Moulding tutorial from Matthew Bulger, ATPM Consulting, Former MIMA President. The tutorial is intended to act as a comprehensive foundation to PIM technology and cover topics such as: an introduction to the manufacturing process, a definition of what constitutes a viable component, materials selection, assessments of critical accuracy and performance features, a comparison of PIM to other technologies, and new applications.
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The main MIM2024 conference will begin on Tuesday, and includes the following presentations:
Tuesday, February 27
- Keynote Presentation: ESG/Sustainability: A Smart Decision That Goes Beyond Regulatory Compliance – Barton White, Kymera International
- Comparison of MIM & Conventional PM Material Properties, Cost Considerations & Other Business Case Factors for Aftermarket Medical Hardware Component – Jason Osborne, Neota Group – A Division of Nichols Portland Inc.
- Metal Injection Molding of Corrosion Resistant Alloys – John Johnson, FAPMI, Novamet/Ultra Fine Specialty Products
- Capitalizing on Hybrid Metal 3D Printing to Reduce Tooling Leadtime – Thomas Houle, LUMEX North America, Matsuura Machinery USA
- Several MIM-like Sinter-based AM Processes – Animesh Bose, FAPMI, Optimus Alloys
- Utilizing Metal Injection Molding (MIM) in the Manufacture of a Large Tungsten Heavy Alloy WHA – Firearms Component—Problems and Solutions – Guy Mariella, PTI Tech
- Development of Water-Atomized Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printers – Keisuke Itotsubo, Epson Atmix
- MIM S7 Tool Steel Properties Versus Composition and Processing – Dwight Webster, Advanced Metalworking Practices
- Machine Setup and Significant Parameters to Adjust the MIM Molding Process Marko Maetzig, ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
- State of Smart Manufacturing – Azmi S. Qubty Kandalaft, Rockwell Automation
Wednesday, February 28
- A Review of the Attributes and Debinding Methodologies of Binders Utilized in MIM Process – Lane Donoho, Advanced Metalworking Practices
- Carbon Foot Print for MIM Furnaces – Maximilian Mungenast, Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG
- Metal Additive Manufacturing Complements, not Competes, with Metal Injection Molding – Tibor Gyorfi, Endeavor 3D
- Feedstock Development for Metallic Material Extrusion (MEX) of Aluminum Alloys – Margarete Hufnagl, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
- Dry Ice – A Sustainable Mold Cleaning Solution – Steve Wilson, Coldjet
- Case Study: Utilizing Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Production of MIM Tooling – Tim Will, Ruger Precision Metals
- Combining Quantitative Fractography Tools and Statistics-Based Models to Estimate Fatigue Life in Porous Metals – Ian Wietecha-Reiman, Penn State University
- Comparison of Four Different Manufacturing Processes (Production Intent MIM, Machined from Millet, Metal AM and MIM Rapid Prototyping) For Pre-Production Prototypes – Jeff Howie, Nichols Portland Inc.
- Additive Screen Printing: Industrialized AM Technology for Powdered Metals, Ceramics, and Beyond – Eric Bert, Exentis North America
- Hydrogen Delivery Issues Requires Sintering Atmosphere Options – David E. Wolff, NEL Hydrogen
- Processing of Mesostructured Stainless Steels Using FFF Technology – Juan Jiménez Alumbreros, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
- Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing as a Complementary Process to MIM – György Attila Harakály, Incus GmbH
- Metal Manufacturing in Space with Sintering Based Extrusion 3D Printing Fatou Ndiaye, University of Louisville
- Physical Characterization Methods for Metal Powders – Jack G. Saad, Micromeritics Instrument Corporation
- Towards Binder Jetting of Graphene-reinforced Copper for Improving Mechanical and Electrical Properties – Kaustubh Deshmukh, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Process Optimization Using Simulation Software – Jacob Michaelson, SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding
- Thermal Conductivity Characterization Using the Hot Disk Method – Artem A. Trofimov, Orton Ceramic Foundation
More information on the above presentations, including the full timetable, is available via the event website. Early registration discount is available until January 12, 2024. To register for MIM2024, click here.