PM2014 World Congress
Approximately 1500 delegates from 32 countries attended 400 technical presentations, special interest programs, and poster presentations during this monumental event. The combined exhibition featured over 150 companies showcasing their products, goods, and services. Well over 230 people attended the opening AMPM Plenary Session. The session featured a review of the synergy between additive manufacturing (AM) and powder metallurgy. Metallic AM parts utilize metal powder as its raw material. Delegates were extremely eager to learn about how the 3D printing world and PM industry can work together to advance this technology. B. Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, Corp./US, provided a look inside the automotive industry. The current state of the global PM industry was provided by R. Pfingstler (MPIF President North America), P. Gundermann (EPMA President Europe), and M. Moritani (JPMA President Asia).