16 - 19 September 2012
Technical Programme Committee Chairman:
Prof Efraín Carreño-Morelli, Switzerland
Mr Georg Britenmoser, Parmaco Metal Injection Moulding AG, Switzerland
Dr Steven Moseley, Hilti, Liechenstein
The historic riverside city of Basel hosted this year’s Euro PM Congress organised and sponsored by the European Powder Metallurgy Association. A truly international event it included delegates from some 40 countries. Although a more focussed event in its areas of interest, its appeal meant that it attracted nearly 200 Oral and Poster presentations with over 600 attendees.
The event also included a sell-out exhibition area with 74 stands covering companies from all parts of the PM supply chain. Jonathan Wroe, EPMA Executive Director said “Basel has proved an excellent and efficient venue for this event with its focus on MIM, Hard Materials, HIP and PM Applications. We would like to thank the EPMA Swiss members, plus the technical programme committee and delegates for their support, which is much appreciated”.
During the Congress plenary session EPMA President Mr Ingo Cremer presented the EPMA Distinguished Service Award for 2012 to Dr Volker Arnhold formerly of GKN Sinter Metals GmbH in Germany. In addition EPMA Thesis awards were presented to Dr Catalina Jiménez from the Helmholz-Centre, Berlin and MrBruno Marques who was studying at Aveiro Universityin Portugal.
A full social programme included a welcome reception and factory visits in addition to the traditional Gala Dinner. This was held at the elegant Stadtcasino, Basel in the heart of the city and provided a suitable finale to an enjoyable and productive event.