14 - 18 October 2018

Bilbao, Spain

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A Critical Analysis of the Press & Sintering Technology

Session 23 Tuesday 16 October 08:30 - 10:00

Session 31 Tuesday 16 October 11:00 - 12:00

Session Chairs

Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon (TU Vienna, Austria)
Prof Alberto Molinari (Trento University, Italy)


The drastic technological developments that will presumably take place during the next years may completely shift the automotive sector as we know it today. This represents an enormous challenge for the Press&Sintering technology that needs to be prepared for a change that is already happening.

Where are the future potential applications of P&S? In which directions can the use of P&S components be expanded? And the main question is: Is there a need for scientific/applied research in the P&S sector? Where are the main handicaps of the technology?

Apart from the area of functional materials, the future may offer many chances if someone will develop a powder, a compaction process, a sintering process, a design methodology, a simulation, all these performing better than the current ones. A critical analysis of the P&S technology will allow highlighting possible improvements in the different steps of the process that may open up a potential new application portfolio, and stimulate further efforts in research from the academic and industrial community.

This seminar will host selected speakers from academy and industry that will show their views on how the P&S technology can be improved to bring up significant advances. A round table with academics and industry will bring an opportunity for the P&S community to share ideas on how P&S can be one of the important problem solvers for future advanced products


Metal Powder Solutions Designed to Promote Future Growth of the PM Industry

Mr Ulf Engström (Höganäs AB, China)

The Masteralloy Approach: A Promising Alloying Alternative for PM Steels

Prof Monica Campos (University Carlos III Madrid, Spain)

The Knowledge on Powder Compaction and its Modelling

Prof Alberto Molinari (Trento University, Italy)

Modelling as a Support to Improve Sintering Control

Prof Didier Bouvard (Grenoble University, France)

Better Mechanical Properties – Key to New Business?

Prof Paul Beiss (RWTH, Germany)

Round Table with Invited Speakers

Innovative Product Solutions – ‘PM Technology Makes the Difference’

Dr Gerd Kotthoff (GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH, Germany)

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