MICRO PIM Workshop 2009
The Final Report on the Workshop on Scientific Issues for Medical and Dental Applications of Micro/Nano Powder injection Molding--Molding, Sintering, Modeling, and Commercial Applications is now available. This unique workshop, organized by Randall M. German and Young-Sam Kwon, was held March 4-6, 2009, in Orlando. The workshop focused on identifying the scientific challenges in projecting PIM to smaller features and smaller devices, what is termed microminiature powder injection. A major opportunity is in minimally invasive surgical tools, pacemakers, implants, dental tools, biopsy tools, and replacement bones. This report includes a 53-page summary. Over 44 organizations participated in the workshop, including 15 universities and three research centers.