Young Engineers Day Preliminary Programme

This event will be held on 14 and 15 October 2019

  • Exhibition Tour

    Students will have a tour of the exhibition in groups, there will be discussion, information and presentations given by exhibiting companies and time to ask valuable questions regarding working in the PM Industry.

  • Student Networking Drinks and Canapes

  • Tour of a local factory using PM

  • Lectures on the basics of PM, including:

    • PM Production Routes - Dr Jose Manuel Torralba (IMDEA) (Confirmed)

      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.

      Conventional PM route, covers press and sintering process with some variants introduced in order to reduce as much as possible the porosity level (or in some cases like warm compaction, the shape of the porosity). Concerning the so call advanced PM methods producing full dense or near full dense materials, Metal Injection Moulding, Hot Pressing, Field Assisted Hot Pressing methods (with special emphasis on Spark Plasma Sintering) and Hot Isostatic Pressing will be considered. Finally a short review on Additive Manufacturing methods will be also covered.

    • Applications for PM Products - Dr Steven Moseley (Hilti AG) (Confirmed)

      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 will highlight case studies of selected PM components and explain the benefits arising from using the PM manufacturing route as well as the added value for the customer for each of the components. Additionally, some recent developments in the broad and dynamic field of PM hard materials will be presented.

    • Introduction to PM - Prof Marco Actis Grande (Politecnico di Torino) (Confirmed)

      What is Powder Metallurgy? Why and When do I use it? The exploring and understanding of this "WWW" are becoming more and more important in the last years, given the "booming" in terms of research, innovation and technology transfer related to the use of metal powders.
      This presentation aims at being a starter guide to the wide variety of processes and applications possible within Powder Metallurgy.

    • PM Materials (TBC)

      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
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Developing the Future of Powder Metallurgy