Hagen Symposium to focus on Powder Metallurgy raw materials and future application trends

August 7, 2012

The Hagen Symposium on Powder Metallurgy, organised by the Ausschuss für Pulvermetallurgie, is a key annual event in the German-speaking countries of Europe and brings together more than 250 delegates from industry, research, and academia over a two day period to review trends in PM technology and its products.

The 31st Hagen Symposium will take place as usual at the Town Hall in Hagen November 29-30, 2012, and in addition to a full technical programme will feature more than 50 exhibitors.

The Skaupy Prize for 2012 will be presented to Dr Lorenz Sigl, Director of Research at Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria.  

The organisers state that the key objective of the 2012 Symposium will be to review trends in a wide range of PM industry sectors, including ferrous and non-ferrous powder developments.  

Ferrous PM

The ‘ferrous’ presentations will cover development of new sinter-hardening alloys (M. Zanon, Pometon Powder SpA), Ni-free PM steels (M.L. Marucci, Hoeganaes Corp),  powder pressing lubricants (D.S. St-Laurant, Rio Tinto Metal Powders), and a look at prospective growth for high performance PM parts in Europe (C. Szabo, Höganäs AB).  

Hardmetals / Cemented Carbides

H.-J. Lunk (Global Tungsten & Powders Corp) will present new technology for the single stage reduction of ammonium paratungstate to produce fine grain size tungsten powders, whilst G. Gille (H.C. Starck GmbH) will focus on the use of recycled tungsten carbide and tungsten heavy metal powders to produce new hardmetal parts.  

Non-ferrous PM

In the area of non-ferrous powders, D. Mais (ECKA Granules Germany) will review the influence of powder production methods on the morphology of powders, and T. Weissgärber (Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden) will cover trends in PM titanium and titanium alloys.

In addition to the Skaupy presentation by Dr Sigl, which will focus on innovations in PM technology for the energy sector, there will be presentations on the use of ceramic membranes in ‘Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in coal fired power plants (M. Schröder, Inst. For Physical Chemistry, TU Aachen), and the production of PM metal and metal-ceramic composites for power plant membranes (H.-P. Buchkremer, Forschungszentrum Jülich).  

The 31st Hagen Symposium will conclude with hard material related presentations covering new developments in coatings for cutting tools, new concepts for diamond tools, and the impact of availability of tungsten raw material on the hard metal sector.

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

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