Sandvik attending this year’s World Congress on Powder Metallurgy in Beijing

September 16-20
Beijing, China
Stand number A106

Sandvik will be exhibiting at the World Congress on Powder Metallurgy in Beijing 16 – 20 September.

Dr. Paul Davies, Asia Sales and Marketing Manager for Sandvik Osprey said: “I’m very much looking forward to meeting our existing and potential customers in Beijing at the WorldPM2018 congress. This is the most prestigious Powder Metallurgy event of the year, in arguably the most significant market for our products.”

The event will showcase the very latest advances in Powder Metallurgy, including the emerging technologies associated with Additive Manufacturing (AM), such as Powder Bed Fusion by Laser and Binder Jetting. The now mature Metal Injection Moulding industry (MIM) in China will also be promoted, with part sales estimated in the region of $788 million (2017). MIM applications are currently dominated by mobile phone production (66%)1. “Sandvik is well placed to grow with both AM & MIM, as a recent survey by McKinsey2 indicated that AM & MIM technologies would have the most significant impact in advanced manufacturing in the next 5 years,” added Dr. Paul Davies.

More than 450 papers are expected to be presented and after being introduced by Dr. Davies, Shu-Hsu Hsieh of Chenming Mold Ind. Corp. (UNEEC) will present “Effect of Particle Size Distribution and Sintering Conditions on Moulding, Microstructure and Properties of MIM 17-4PH”, at 14:00 on Tuesday 18th September in room 308, Session 27 PIM III: Processing, Microstructures and Properties.

The event alternates between Asia, North America and Europe and following Yokohama in Japan, Orlando in the USA and Hamburg in Germany, the congress and exhibition will be held in China for the first time, with 200 booths accommodating exhibitors.


1 The 2017 China Metal Injection Moulding Industry Status Report, published by the Powder Metallurgy Branch Association of the China Steel Construction Society.

2 Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, New York City, New York, USA. Advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0, Factory of the Future; Advanced Manufacturing & Assembly survey.