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Benefits of Membership

The following are specific benefits of membership in MIMA:

• MIMA is the only trade association representing the business interests of the metal injection molding industry.

• Association membership offers the only legally sanctioned opportunity for business competitors to network and industry suppliers to work together.

• MIMA can collect and disseminate statistical benchmarking information on MIM products from various market segments and track marketing trends.

• Members develop materials standards and methods of test for the products of the MIM industry.

• Members receive quarterly statistics on metal powder shipments in North America, useful for industry trend analysis.

• Members can serve on various MPIF committees and boards such as the Technical Board and the Industry Development Board.   

• Through the MPIF Standards Committee, MIMA actively supports an industry standards development program that issues and updates materials standards for PM parts and products, including methods of test, on a regular basis. MIMA members are eligible to vote on acceptance of these standards, which are used by many end users when specifying PM parts.

• MIMA helps support a very effective PM parts marketing program aimed at end users, through which members receive sales leads

• MIMA members receive the monthly e-newsletter “MPIF Management Digest,” a summary of industry manufacturing and management updates and information.

• Members receive a special discount for exhibiting at the annual MPIF PowderMet conference.

• Members can participate in focused international trade  missions.

• Members can provide data to the Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database and be identified as a contributor to this Web-based resource created for the design engineering community.

• Members and their customers can participate in the annual MPIF PM Design Excellence Awards Competition.

• All employees of member companies can attend MPIF annual conferences, purchase publications, and participate in educational seminars and short courses at a discount over the cost to non-members.

• MIMA members guide the destiny and influence the future growth of the technology.

• Members receive a listing in the MPIF membership list, Who's Who in PM, and  are listed and described on the MPIF and MIMAWeb.org websites in the PM Industry Online Database, and can hotlink to their own website, thus increasing their market outreach.

• MIMA members have the opportunity to advertise through banner ads on the pickpm.com website.

To obtain complete information regarding corporate membership in MIMA, please contact Paul Sedor, Vice President, Member & Industry Relations, Metal Powder Industries Federation, 105 College Road East, Princeton, N.J., 08540-6692. Telephone (609) 452-7700.