European Metal Injection Moulding Group (EuroMIM)

EuroMIM Chairs

Dr Bruno Vicenzi (CLAYVER srl)

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Position: Co-Chairman

Bruno Vicenzi got his master degree in Physics in 1988 at the University of Genova, Italy, and later became Specialist in Science and Engineering of Materials (1992). After working from 1990 to 2002 in Centro Sviluppo Materiali Spa on powder technologies and in particular on metal injection moulding (MIM), in 2002 he was one of the founding partners of MIMITALIA srl, a company producing MIM parts. Since 2004 he is co-Chairman of the EPMA EuroMIM group, and since 2005 he is a member of the EPMA Council. The company changed name into CLAYVER srl in 2016. Presently Head of Production in CLAYVER, and involved in R&D activities especially at the EU level.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt (Fraunhofer Institut - IFAM)

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Position: Co-Chairman

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt studied physics and received his doctoral degree from Technical University Clausthal in Germany. He is working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Bremen since 1984 in different job positions. In 1993 he became Head of the Powder Technology Department, and in 1999 he was appointed Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IFAM. Prof. Dr. Petzoldt has well over 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is lecturer both at the University of Bremen and the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven and has been appointed to professorship in 2013.

The EuroMIM was formed out of the successful three year MIM Thematic Network "MIMNet" which finished in October 2000. EuroMIM had its inaugural meeting in January 2001. The group’s objectives are to:

  • Develop the potential and capabilities of MIM.
  • To promote MIM to end users in particular to promote EuroMIM Group members specialties
  • Provide a united European voice to the outside world

Membership and Structure

The EuroMIM Group covers over 60 companies from across Europe and from all parts of the MIM supply chain. The group elects two co-chairmen one from industry and one from academia, who lead a small working committee of four or five members. The current co-chairmen are Bruno Vicenzi from MIMitalia and Frank Petzoldt from IFAM Bremen.

Activities and Results

The group has been involved in a range of activities and has achieved several successes including the production of the “Introduction to MIM” booklet the production of two Draft EU standards and participation by its members in an annual benchmarking programme.


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