Powder Metallurgy sintering course programme published

January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has published the programme for its intensive short course “PM Sintering – Fundamentals and Mass Production”. The course takes place in Helsingborg, Sweden, from 18 – 20 March 2012.

Course Schedule

Day 1

Fundamentals of Sintering – Theory & Practice

Dr Björn Lindqvist, Höganäs AB, Sweden

Sintering Atmospheres – Part 1 Thermodynamics

Prof Alberto Molinari, Trento University, Italy

Sintering Atmospheres – Part 2 Atmosphere Selection and Production

Sören Wiberg, AGA Gas AB, Sweden

Analysis of a Typical Sintering Belt Furnace – Energy Balance and Sintering Quality

Dr Eberhard Ernst, GKN Sinter Metals GmbH, Germany


Dr Eduard Hryha, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


Steve Smith, Gasbarre Products, Inc., USA

Study of Process Variation Sources in Industrial Sintering Furnaces

Dr Pierre Blanchard, Erasteel Kloster AB, Sweden

Controlled Sintering Processes for Advanced PM Steels

Ola Litström, Höganäs AB, Sweden

Day 2

Practical Considerations in Sintering of Ferrous Components

Dr Brian James, Hoeganaes Corp, USA

Sintering of PM Stainless Steels

Ola Bergman, Höganäs AB, Sweden

Sintering of Soft Magnetic Materials

Dr Jesús Peñafiel, AMES SA, Spain

Sintering of Bronze Powders

Dr Jesús Peñafiel, AMES SA, Spain

New Developments in Sintering Furnaces

Peter Vervoort, ITB Precisietechniek, Netherlands

Conclusions, Case Studies, Problem Solving

Chairman: Dr Bob Moon, Consultant, United Kingdom

The EPMA states that this event will “will provide an excellent learning opportunity for engineers and scientists with an interest in the sintering process. Thanks to the unique combination of high level industrial specialists and academics from across Europe this course will provide unrivalled insights into the practical capabilities and applications of sintering technology as applied to the powder metallurgy (PM) process.”

The deadline for registrations is 10th February 2012. For more information visit www.epma.com/shortcourse  

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