The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) will hold its Euro PM2017 International Conference and Exhibition in Milan, Italy, October 1 – 4 2017 at the MiCo – Milano Congressi. The event will cover all aspects of Powder Metallurgy including PM structural parts, hard materials and diamond tools, Hot Isostatic Pressing, new PM materials and applications, Powder Injection Moulding and Additive Manufacturing.
Over 800 participants have now registered to attend Euro PM2017, and the event is taking shape as one of the largest Powder Metallurgy industry events in 2017.
Alongside a world-class exhibition of global PM companies, Euro PM2017 will feature an in-depth technical conference programme and a number of EPMA working group meetings and workshops, as well as special interest seminars covering the main sectors of the Powder Metallurgy industry.
During your visit to Euro PM2017, don’t forget to visit Inovar Communications on Stand 29 in the exhibit hall. We will be presenting the latest issues of our magazines, Metal AM, PM Review and PIM International which you can pick up for free directly from us or from the Euro PM2017 magazine distribution area.
Opening plenary session
Welcome from the EPMA President: The European PM Industry – Current Status
Philippe Gundermann, President, EPMA
An update on the current status of the European Powder Metallurgy industry, including raw material trends, an overview of key PM industrial sectors such as automotive and aerospace as well as a look at some of the advantages PM can leverage in the coming years.
Powder Metallurgy at BHGE Turbomachinery Process Solutions: Advanced Manufacturing for a Smart Factory
Massimo Giannozzi Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Italy
Powder Metallurgy is continuously raising interest in different industrial sectors driven by the effort of cost reduction and speed required by the market. Lower machining cost, reduction of wastage, uniformity and isotropy of the material properties are just some of the benefits PM is driving versus conventional manufacturing methods. Several components of BHGE gas turbines and compressors are today manufactured by PM in order to reduce time and prototype cost, enable serial production and provide tailored solutions to customer requests.
This speech describes the PM technology in use at BHGE TPS and the development process enabling the components serial production. Presenting an overview of future challenges and needs in terms of engineering expertise, material science and equipment capability, and a look at efforts to address cost and lead time reduction.
Special interest seminars
- Diamond and Superhard Materials, Manufacturing and Applications
Session 3, Monday 2 October, 14.00 – 17.45 (including break 15.30 – 16.15)
- Thermal Post Treatment for AM Part Applications
Session 9, Tuesday 3 October, 08.30 – 10.00
- Industrialisation of Powder Metal Process Simulation
Session 17, Tuesday 3 October, 14.15 – 18.00 (including break 15.45 – 16.30)
- Developments in Metals AM – Materials, Powder Handling
Session 25, Wednesday 4 October, 08.30 – 12.20 (including break 10.05 – 10.45)
- MIM and Aerospace Applications
Session 29, Wednesday 4 October, 14.15 – 15.50
Sectoral and working group meetings
- European Additive Manufacturing Group (EuroAM)
Tuesday 3 October, 16.30 – 18.00 – General Open Meeting (Blue 1)
- European Hard Materials Group (EuroHM)
Tuesday 3 October, 10.45 – 12.15 – General Open Meeting (Yellow 2)
- European MIM Group (EuroMIM)
Sunday 1 October, 17.30 – 18.15 – Meeting by Invitation (Yellow 3)
- European PM Hot Isostatic Pressing Group (EuroHIP)
Tuesday 3 October, 16.30 – 18.00 – General Open Meeting (Yellow 1)
Tuesday 3 October, 18.00 – 18.45 – Meeting by Invitation (Yellow 1)
- European Structural Parts Group (EuroPress&Sinter)
Sunday 1 October, 16.30 – 18.00 – General Open Meeting (Yellow 2)
Monday 2 October, 14.00 – 15.30 – Meeting by Invitation (advanced registration required) (Yellow 1)
- European Powder Metallurgy Institute (EPMI)
Tuesday 3 October, 12.15 – 13.45 – Meeting by Invitation (White 1)
The full technical programme, listing all oral and poster presentations, can be downloaded here.
Euro PM2017 Exhibition
Running in parallel to the Technical Sessions, the Euro PM2017 Exhibition is reported to be one of the largest dedicated Powder Metallurgy industry exhibitions in 2017, with representatives from across the world joining the international exhibition in Milan. This year’s exhibition represents the entire PM supply chain, from raw material producers to equipment suppliers through to component manufacturers and ancillary services.
The Euro PM2017 Exhibition is centrally located within the event in Hall B. In addition to over 100 exhibitors, the exhibition hall includes the poster presentations and a PM components showcase containing past award entries and winning parts.
Exhibition Opening Times
Monday, October 2
- 11.00 – Exhibition & Poster Area Opens
- 11.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Open
Tuesday, October 3
- 09.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Open
- 18.00 – 19.00 Exhibition & Poster Networking
Wednesday, October 4
- 09.00 – 18.00 Exhibition Open
- 18.00 – Exhibition Closes