EPMA reports success of Design for PM Seminar

May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

EPMA reports success of Design for PM Seminar

Delegates at the Design For PM Seminar, April 2017 (Courtesy EPMA)


The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) recently organised and delivered the Design For PM Seminar, April 27–28,  Best Western Plus Tower Hotel, Bologna, Italy. According to the EPMA, over 50 delegates from across the PM supply chain were present during the two-day seminar, which featured a number of lectures from PM industry presenters.

The presentations covered a range of Powder Metallurgy topics, from an introduction to PM (processes, materials and comparisons with alternative technologies) to the mechanical behaviour of PM materials in correlation to porosity and in relation to the microstructural features of PM steels. A main topic of discussion was the two main damage mechanisms of structural parts, fatigue and contact fatigue.

Presentations on the design limitations imposed by the key steps of the technology (e.g., shaping) were also made, including three case studies highlighting examples of design for PM gears and shock absorbers. Attendees also took part in a tour of the Ducati Motorcycle Factory to explore opportunities for PM design.

“The Design for PM Seminar was an intensive two-day seminar that generated a great deal of thought-provoking discussions and interest,” stated Dr Olivier Coube, EPMA Technical Director. “I would like to thank all the presenters who took time out of their busy schedules to assist with the content of this seminar. Work has already started on a 2018 PM orientated seminar, with more details available in due course.”


May 3, 2017

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