14 - 18 October 2018

Bilbao, Spain

It has been brought to our attention that various third party companies have been contacting Euro PM2018 exhibition personnel with regards to hotel reservations in Bilbao. Please note that these companies have not been authorised to handle hotel accommodation for the Euro PM2018 Congress & Exhibition, and are not affiliated with the event, nor EPMA in any way. Although they may appear very knowledgeable about both the event and the hotels in Bilbao, we advise delegates and exhibitors to not use such companies and to be alert should they receive such a telephone call or email.

An advance reservation of rooms has been made for Euro PM2018 delegates by Bco Congresos, details of which are available on the Hotel Information page.

To book your hotel accommodation, please book via the Bco Congresos service, or book through your preferred and trusted travel agent or booking website.

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 Day 2017 students

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.

Nominated Institutions

  • 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)


Sunday 14 October
Travel to Bilbao & check into Hotel, a convenient distance from Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).
Free Time


Monday 15 October
  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

  • Powders for Press and Sinter
  • Powders for Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)
  • Powders for Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
  • Powders for Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)
  • Powders for Hard Material Applications
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
21:00 Free Time


Tuesday 16 October
09:00 - 12:00 Factory Tour – MIMTech Alfa to finish approximately midday – Meet at BEC
12:30 Programme Ends



Young Engineers at World PM2016

Young Engineers on the World PM2016 Exhibition Tour

© Andrew McLeish

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