Royal Plaza Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL. PIM2009 is the international conference on powder injection molding held by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and its affiliate APMI International. The conference follows a one-day PIM tutorial on March 2 and precedes a two-day workshop on medical applications of powder injection molding. The workshop will look at bio-micro manufacturing, promote R&D and foster networking. The conference objective is to continue exploring major technological advances, help transfer technology and pursue new developments in PIM of metals, ceramics and carbides.