Ceramitec 2012: Organisers offer a forum for PIM and PM in Munich

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

As well as being the largest exhibition dedicated to the diverse world of ceramics technology, Ceramitec 2012, to be held in Munich, Germany, 22-25 May, will once again be an essential event for the technical ceramics, Powder Injection Moulding (PIM) and Powder Metallurgy (PM) communities.

In addition to featuring a large exhibition area dedicated to PIM, PM and technical ceramics, the Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie (FPM), the trade association of for the German speaking PM community, is presenting a Powder Metallurgy Forum on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 May 2012.

The forum, entitled “Powder Metallurgy Today and Tomorrow”, will be moderated by Prof. Paul Beiss, RWTH Aachen, and is scheduled to include the following presentations:


Tuesday 22 May 2012, 13:30 – 15:50


Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of PM-parts

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Broeckmann, Director of the Institute, RWTH Aachen -Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering, Aachen

Protective Atmosphere Furnaces in Structural Parts Production

Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Paul Beiss, RWTH Aachen – Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering, Aachen

An optimized process for the debinding of extruded hard metals with microwave hybrid heating

Dipl.-Ing. Ingo Cremer, CEO, CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, Düren-Konzendorf, Daniel Rumo, Research & Development, EXTRAMET AG, Plaffeien

Rapid sintering of large PM-parts – Examples for Industrial Applications

Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Kessel, Research & Development, FCT Systeme GmbH, Rauenstein

Actual Status of PVD-Hardcoating

Dr.-Ing. Oliver A. Lemmer, Board Member, CemeCon AG, Würselen

Hard coatings deposited by CVD: State of the art

Dr. Helga Holzschuh, Consulting, SuCoTec AG, Liestal

Current status and future perspectives of the MIM technology

Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt, Chairman of the expert group MIM, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Bremen


Thursday 24 May 2012


There will also be a Technical Ceramics Day on Thursday 24 May 2012 which features a number of presentations that will be of interest to the PIM community. This will be moderated by  Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme, IKTS and Managing Partner TASK GmbH, Dresden

The following presentations will be of specific interest to the PIM community:

Ceramic injection molding – Complex, multifunctional components and economical assembling possibilities

Jens Graf, Member of the Management Board, Kläger Spritzguss GmbH & Co.KG, Dornstetten

Chances and possibilities of metal and ceramic injection moulding

Hartmut Walcher, Application Development Consulting PIM, Arburg GmbH + Co KG, Lossburg

Technical Ceramic – Ceramic components for energy and environment

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme, IKTS, Managing Partner TASK GmbH, Dresden

Ceramic Components and Technologies from USA

American Ceramics Society, Ohio

The full technical Ceramics Day programme can be viewed on the Ceramitec 2012 website

Participation is free of charge and all lectures will be translated simultaneously into German and English.

Visiting the Ceramitec exhibition

The Ceramitec 2012 exhibition will feature numerous suppliers of processing technology and materials for PIM, as well as specialist component suppliers. The exhibition is open from 22–25 May 2012. Around 15,000 trade visitors from more than 90 countries attended Ceramitec 2009, with more than 60% of visitors based overseas.

IPMD.net and PIM International will be exhibiting on stand 118, Hall B6 – we look forward to seeing you there!


Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

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