Each year in August, powder metal industry experts join together to teach up and coming professionals about the building blocks of powder metallurgy. The MPIF PM Basic Short Course is a vital educational tool for the entire industry. Each speaker is an expert in their field and provides invaluable knowledge. Combined, the speakers have an incredible total of over 450 years of relative in-industry experience. The course is specifically designed for those who want to expand their knowledge of PM; enhance their opportunities to advance; and for those who are looking to deepen their understanding in the specialized area of PM.

Over the past two decades, Gasbarre experts have shared their extensive knowledge with the next generation of the powder metal industry. This year, Mark Thomason, PMT lectured on ‘Basic Principles of Compaction’. The presentation touches on different PM forming methods, including standard and multi-level compaction presses, as well as, isostatic pressing. Mark also touches on effective filling, powder transfer, and deflection compensation. His experience in various operations from pressing to sintering, gives the students a great perspective on the entire process from start to finish.

If you have not taken the course, next year is your year! When you attend this course, you will learn about the history of PM, the many applications that use PM parts, how metal powders are produced, how sintering develops functional properties, and much, much more! However, if you ever need any help or support for your operations, Gasbarre is here for you. Contact us today!

PM Short Course

Why Choose Gasbarre?


When manufacturers select Gasbarre, service comes first.  It is the mission of all of our members to ensure that our customers installed equipment is producing product effectively and efficiently.  Gasbarre’s commitment to service has been a driving factor of our success.


Gasbarre’s expertise in design, engineering, machining, fabrication, and assembly has been earned over nearly 50 years in business. Our engineers, technicians, and assemblers have extensive experience in mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic applications, providing the breadth and depth of experience to support most any requirement.

Part of Your Business

The key to our success is based on listening to our customers’ needs and finding solutions to those needs. Most importantly, we continue to work closely with each customer after the sale to ensure all of their needs are met. Gasbarre becomes an extension of our customers’ business, a part of their success

Core Competencies

We custom design machinery, machine and fabricate, and assemble. Our engineering staff is equipped with the latest software technology, including 3D modeling. We consistently maintain and upgrade our fabrication, machining, and assembly equipment to ensure that we produce quality, cost effect components and assemblies.

Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about where we are going. Call (814.371.3015) or email ([email protected]) us today!

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