Strong focus on metal Additive Manufacturing at Euro PM2017

September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

Looking forward to Euro PM2017


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



Sectoral and working group meetings


Sectoral groups

  • 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)

Working groups

  • European Powder Metallurgy Institute (EPMI)
    Tuesday 3 October, 12.15 – 13.45 – Meeting by Invitation (White 1)


Technical Programme


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

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