This event will be held at Euro PM2018 as part of EPMA’s commitment to help foster and develop the next generation of PM academics and industrialists. The 2-day programme will help raise awareness and interest in PM careers amongst young engineers.
EPMA Young Engineers Event 2017 participants
EPMA Young Engineers Event 2018
Please find below a summary of the planned schedule for the Young Engineers Day event at Euro PM2018, Bilbao. Please note all details are subject to change and will be confirmed with participants before the event.
- Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa (CEIT)
- University of Oviedo (Asturias)
- University of Cantabria
- University of the Basque Country (Bilbao)
- University of Navarra (Pamplona)
|Travel to Bilbao & check into Hotel, a convenient distance from Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).|
|Breakfast at the hotel, then make way to Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).|
|09:30||Students to registration desk, to complete Registration, receive badges etc|
|09:50 - 12:30||Lectures on the basics of PM:|
|09:50 - 10:00||1. Welcome Brief||EPMA Representative|
|10:00 - 10:30||
2. Introduction to PM
A what, why and when of PM. A starter guide to the wide variety of processes and applications possible within PM.
|Prof Marco Actis Grande|
|10:30 - 11:00
3. PM Materials
This presentation will go through ideal characteristics and key differences between the
|Mr Keith Murray|
|11:00 - 11:30||Refreshment break - Exhibition hall|
|11:30 - 12:00||
4. PM Production Routes
Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a manufacturing technology that uses metallic powders as raw material. From this raw material a wide variety of new and exciting possibilities have become available through PM. Through PM we can make parts at a very low (competitive) price, with high dimensional accuracy, but with some loss in their properties, and conversely parts with superior properties, but less dimensional precision and a higher price can be made. That means that PM can supply materials to many different sectors, from those which produce large numbers of parts and the price is a key factor (like the automotive industry) to those where the price is a less important factor, where performance is the key issue (for example aerospace). In this lecture we will try to cover the PM process from the two points of view.
|Dr Jose Manuel Torralba|
|12:00 - 12:30||
5. Applications for PM Products
Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a solution provider for many industrial manufacturing sectors. It offers a wide range of process, material and geometry options to designers and engineers while also providing significant economic, performance and environmental advantages over other production routes. This presentation takes case studies of selected PM components and explains the benefits arising from using the PM manufacturing route as well as the added value for the customer for each component.
|Dr Steven Moseley|
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch and networking (in BEC Euro PM2018 Exhibition Pay Bar)|
|14:00||Students to Registration Area for Tour Leaders brief & copy of the Exhibition Floor Plan|
|14:30 - 16:00||PM For Beginners – An Introductory Lecture|
|16:00 - 17:00
||Coffee Break and networking in the Exhibition Area|
|17:00 - 18:30||Exhibition Tour - students will make a tour of the exhibition in groups, there will be discussion, information and presentations given by exhibiting companies and time to ask valuable questions.|
|18:30 - 19:00||Time for sharing notes on the Exhibition Tour|
|19:00 - 21:00||Student Networking Drinks and Pintxos|
|09:00 - 12:00||Factory Tour – MIMTech Alfa to finish approximately midday – Meet at BEC