EPMA Club Projects on combination of AM and HIP open to industry

September 22, 2021

Unetched cross section of HS 0-4-1 AM (PBF-LB) sample before and after HIP (1150˚C, 100 MPa, 2 h) (Courtesy EPMA/RWTH Aachen)

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) in partnership with RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is in the preliminary stages of establishing two new Club Projects looking at the combination of Additive Manufacturing and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP). Research work will be carried out at the Institute for Materials Applications at the RWTH University, and the partners are now seeking industry members to support the projects.

The EPMA is active in a number of research and development Club Projects, which are financed b, and restricted to, a small number of project members. The aim is for research institutes and industry to work together on key areas of interest, as defined by the project members.

The first proposed Club Project centres around the influence of argon on the impact toughness of AM-HIP materials. While argon limits for PM-HIP materials already exist, argon limits for AM-HIP materials are not yet appointed. The research will look to define the limits for argon in AM-HIP materials, and identify how toughness relates to the Ar content before and after HIP.

The second project will focus on using nitrogen as an alternative shielding gas in the AM-HIP approach. Work will question if nitrogen pores can be completely closed by HIP, and what the influence of nitrogen is on the microstructure. Parts produced will undergo fatigue testing and fracture analysis.

Anyone interested in joining either of these Club Projects should contact Kenan Boz at the EPMA ([email protected]) or Anke Kaletsch ([email protected]).

www.iwm.rwth-aachen.de

www.epma.com/projects/club-projects

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 226-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Metal AM in hydraulics: Aidro’s Valeria Tirelli on opportunities, applications, and joining Desktop Metal
  • I want to break free: The journey towards reducing or eliminating support structures
  • Simufact Additive: Accelerating the Metal Binder Jetting workflow with sintering simulation
  • Metal powder characterisation for Additive Manufacturing: Beyond state-of-the-art standards
  • A look at the future: What does the next decade hold for metal Additive Manufacturing?
  • Reducing residual stress with 500°C build chamber preheating for ‘first time right’ PBF-LB
  • Separating metal AM parts from the build plate – an underestimated challenge
  • How X-ray Computed Tomography is helping an AM service bureau to improve predictive-model based qualification
  • > More information

Latest news

    E-newsletter

    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap