Please note this programme may be subject to change. All times are given in Central European Time (Brussels, Madrid, Paris,...)

Monday 2nd October 2023

Morning Please do collect your badge early if you wish and attend the plenary presentation in the morning, you will also have access to lunches on Monday and Tuesday.  
12:00  Meeting all together in the room (TBD) - Welcome brief  Mrs Delphine Nicolas (EPMA)
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
 
14:30 - 15:15

Introduction to PM

A what, why and when of PM. A starter guide to the wide variety of processes and applications possible within PM.

Prof Marco Actis Grande (Politecnico di Torino)
15:15 - 16:00

PM Materials

This presentation will go through ideal characteristics and key differences between the following:

  • Powders for Press and Sinter
  • Powders for Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)
  • Powders for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
  • Powders for Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)
  • Powders for Hard Material Applications
Mr Luke Harris (Sandvik Additive Manufacturing)
16:00 - 17:00 Coffee Break and networking in the exhibition area
 
17:00 - 17:45

PM Production Routes

Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a manufacturing technology that uses metallic powders as raw material. From this raw material a wide variety of new and exciting possibilities have become available through PM. Through PM we can make parts at a very low (competitive) price, with high dimensional accuracy, but with some loss in their properties, and conversely parts with superior properties, but less dimensional precision and a higher price can be made. That means that PM can supply materials to many different sectors, from those which produce large numbers of parts and the price is a key factor (like the automotive industry) to those where the price is a less important factor, where performance is the key issue (for example aerospace). In this lecture we will try to cover the PM process from the two points of view.

 

Prof José Manuel Torralba (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

17:45 - 18:30

Applications for PM Products

Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a solution provider for many industrial manufacturing sectors. It offers a wide range of process, material and geometry options to designers and engineers while also providing significant economic, performance and environmental advantages over other production routes. This presentation takes case studies of selected PM components and explains the benefits arising from using the PM manufacturing route as well as the added value for the customer for each component.
Dr Steven Moseley (Hilti Corporation)
18:30 - 19:30 Posters reception

 

19:30 - 21:30 Student Networking drinks & dinner  
     
 

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

 
08:45 - 09:00 Meeting all together before Exhibition tour  
09:00 - 12:30 Exhibition Tour  
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break  
13:30 - 17:00 Exhibition Tour  
17:00 Programme Ends  
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Developing the Future of Powder Metallurgy