The European Powder Metallurgy Association’s Functional Materials seminar, originally planned to take place in March this year but postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic, is to take place online November 17-18, 2020.
Functional materials can be defined in different ways. Typically, they make use of a distinct physical property other than bearing load. Examples of such properties are the magnetic, electrical, optical, biomedical, chemical, rheological or thermal ones, along with their combinations. They may also enable specific manufacturing processes in the form of temporary agents, due to their chemical, rheological or other physical characteristics.
Powder technologies – encompassing powder production, shaping, consolidation and post-consolidation processes – are at the origin of many functional devices. The growing understanding of powder-based processes has increased the ability to implement functionality into components, making functional materials an important part in current applications and future developments. These offer a new opportunity of expansion to the Powder Metallurgy sector.
The seminar will focus on applications of powder-based Functional Materials, with a panel of experts presenting examples of actual and future applications of PM functional components, explaining the key requirement to provide the functionality, as well as covering the fabrication, structure and properties of the material/component.
Presentations have been divided into four main categories:
- Transportation applications
- Eenergy applications
- Medical applications
- Other applications
More information, including the full programme and how to register is available on the EPMA’s website.