A unit of Penn State's Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP), the development center provides services for pilot products, testing and limited production. It will serve industrial clients and be operational by early summer. Equipment is being installed currently. The center will have compacting and MIM equipment, sintering furnaces capable up to 2912 degrees F and is negotiating for a spark-sintering machine. [Source: Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)]