EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School 2012: Programme now available

February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

The programme for the European Powder Metallurgy Association’s 2012 PM Summer School has been published. The event will take place at CEIT, in San Sebastian, Spain, from 25 – 29 June 2012.


The summer school will take place at CEIT (Centre

of Studies and Technical Research of Gipuzkoa) in

San Sebastian, Spain

The EPMA’s residential summer schools for young materials and design engineers have been designed to offer participants from all parts of the EU an advanced teaching of PM’s advantages and limitations by some of the leading academic and industrial personnel in Europe.

It is also an opportunity to stimulate direct technical discussions by young scientists and engineers who are interested in broadening their knowledge through interaction with senior figures in the PM industry.


The programme consists of a five day course

The programme consists of a 5-day course that has been coordinated by Prof José Torralba from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid together with Prof Francisco Castro and his team from CEIT (Centre of Studies and Technical Research of Gipuzkoa). All lectures and laboratory work will take place at CEIT.

The course is open to graduates under the age of 35 who are European citizens. The deadline for applications is 30 March 2012

Course Programme

Monday June 25

Welcome Address

Dr Olivier Coube, EPMA, France

Introduction to PM

Prof José M Torralba, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Powder Manufacturing

Dr Brian James, Hoeganaes Corp, USA

Powder Characterization

Dr Ulf Engström, Höganäs AB, Sweden


Mr Norbert Nies, SMS Meer GmbH, Germany

Tuesday June 26

Pressing Principles

Prof Paul Beiss, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Sintering Fundamentals

Prof Bernd Kieback, IFAM/Dresden University, Germany

Liquid Phase Sintering

Prof Bernd Kieback, IFAM/Dresden University, Germany

Sintering Technology: Furnaces & Atmospheres

Speaker Tba

Advanced Methods in PM

Prof Lars Nyborg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Laboratory Work

Wednesday June 27

Introduction to MIM

Dr Marco Actis Grande, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

New Developments in MIM

Dr Frank Petzoldt, IFAM Bremen, Germany

Magnetic Materials

Dr Jesús Peñafiel, AMES SA, Spain

PM Light Alloys

Dr José M Martín, CEIT, Spain

Factory visit

Thursday June 28

PM Steels I

Prof Herbert Danninger, TU Vienna, Austria

PM Steels II

Prof Francisco Castro, CEIT, Spain

Finishing Operations in PM Steels

Dr Mónica Campos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


Dr Steven Moseley, Hilti AG, Liechtenstein

Group work / case studies

Friday June 29

Diamond Tools

Dr Iñigo Iturriza, CEIT, Spain

Modelling I

Dr Didier Bouvard, INP Grenoble, France

Modelling II

Dr Luc Federzoni, CEA, France

PM as an Alternative

Dr Enrico Mosca, Consultant, Italy



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