Club Projects are industry-defined Projects restricted to EPMA Members that are coordinated by the EPMA. In EPMA “Club” Projects, a subject of importance to EPMA Members is identified (typically by an EPMA Sectoral Group); a specification is prepared and quotations are obtained from specialist organisations or experienced consultants; the most appropriate offer is then circulated to relevant EPMA members with an invitation to participate in a consortium. Providing sufficient members express commitment, a Consortium Agreement is normally drafted, agreed by the members, and the project commences.

Budget: Usually between €10k and €100k
Time frame: Usually between 6 and 18 months
31 Projects so far
In total, 1.6M€ funding raised to cover the cost of research up to now within Club Projects

The Influence of Air Humidity on the Water Content and Flowability of Powders for Additive Manufacturing

HUM-FLOW
Overall Budget: €50 000
Sectoral Group: EuroAdditive Manufacturing
Contractors: FRAUNHOFER, IFAM

Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hardmetal at a Mesoscopic Scale Project

SimuCRACK V
Overall Budget: €119.405
Sectoral Group: Hard Materials
Contractors: RWTH, NPL, UPC

Simulation based assessment of Induction Hardening on Sintered Steel parts

InducSim
Overall Budget: 83’000
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: IAPK, Institut für Anwendungstechnik Pulvermetallurgie und Keramik an der RWTH Aachen e.V. (Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics at RWTH Aachen University)

Life Cycle Assessment of Low Alloyed PM Steels

LCA-LAPS
Overall Budget: TBD
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Thinkstep Sphera, Powder Metallurgy Solutions, Powder Metallurgy Consulting

Addimold – Freeform Powder Injection Moulding – Evaluation of opportunities and challenges for prototype and small series production by MIM and CIM

ADDIMOLD
Overall Budget: € 50 000 +
Sectoral Group: EuroMIM
Contractors: Fraunhofer Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Additive Manufacturing Of Hardmetals By Non-Laser Processes

AddiHM
Overall Budget: €60,000
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Fraunhofer IKTS, KU Leuven, TECNALIA, UPC/CIEFMA, EEBE

Environment Health and Safety issues in Additive Manufacturing

PBF-EHS
Overall Budget: €60,000
Sectoral Group: EuroAM
Contractors: Fraunhofer IGCV

Damage Prediction and Mechanical Performance for different PM Techniques

DPMP
Sectoral Group: EuroAM, EuroHIP, EuroPress&Sinter, EuroMIM
Contractors: IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain

High Temperature Sintering 2 – Dynamic and Impact Properties

HTS2
Overall Budget: €50,000
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Powder Metallurgy Solutions, Powder Metallurgy Consulting, Univer. Trento

Quality Test for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) Stage 2

PBF-POWD 2
Overall Budget: €50,000
Sectoral Group: EuroAM
Contractors: Fraunhofer IFAM Bremen

Micro-Mechanical Testing: A Quantitative Method for Measuring Local Mechanical Properties in Hardmetals – Stage 2

MicroMech 2
Overall Budget: €60,000
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: CEIT, NPL and UPC

Design for Sintering – Improving the reliability of the design procedure accounting for anisotropic dimensional changes

DfS 2
Overall Budget: €76,600
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Univ. Trento

AM&HIP 18

Overall Budget: €63,716
Sectoral Group: EuroHIP
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen (Christoph Broeckmann)

Kinetics of Multiphase Materials: Atomic Mobility in the Liquid Phase, Simulations and Experiments

Kinetic 2
Overall Budget: €50,500
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Innomat, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing of Hardmetals in the gigacycle regime Project UFTH Stage 3

UFTH Stage 3
Overall Budget: €25,800
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Tech. Univ. Vienna, CEIT San Sebastian

Toughness of PM HIP Steel – Stage 2

Overall Budget: €45,000
Sectoral Group: EuroHIP
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen (Christoph Broeckmann)

High Temperature Sintering – analysis of commercially available alloys (processes and properties)

HTS

Overall Budget: €40,000
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Powder Metallurgy Solutions, Powder Metallurgy Consulting, Univer. Trento

Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hardmetal at a Mesoscopic Phase III Scale

Simu-Crack Phase III

Overall Budget: €71,678
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen, CIEFMA UPC Barcelona, NPL London

Resistivity of Hardmetals – Part Two

RoH2

Overall Budget: €55,800
Project End Date: March 2018
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: NPL London, CEIT San Sebastian

Anisotropy of Dimensional Change on Sintering of Uniaxially Cold Compacted Parts

DfS
Overall Budget: €3390 per part
Project End Date: January 2018
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Univ. Trento

Quality test for Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Powder

SLM-POWD
Overall Budget: €33,000
Project End Date: October 2017
Sectoral Group: EuroAM
Contractors: Fraunhofer IFAM Bremen

Correlation Study of Mechanical Properties/Microstructure/Fracture Behaviour of Industrial Parts and Standardized Tensile Specimens

MicroTest
Overall Budget: €40,000
Project End Date: June 2017
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: IMDEA, Madrid

Micro-Mechanical Testing: A Quantitative Method for Measuring Local Mechanical Properties in Hardmetals

MicroMech
Overall Budget: €27,120
Project End Date: October 2016
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: CEIT San Sebastian, UPC Barcelona, NPL London

Harmonisation of Safety Data Sheets for Fe Base Metal Powders and Metal Powder Mixes for Uses in PM Processes

SDS
Overall Budget: €13,200
Project End Date: November 2015
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: Powder Metallurgy Solution

Kinetic simulations in Hardmetals – Evaluation of Mobilities by Coupling Experiments and Simulations

Kinetic
Overall Budget: €11,300
Project End Date: November 2015
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Swerea KIMAB and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing of Hardmetals in the gigacycle Stage 2a

UFTH Stage 2a
Overall Budget: €40,852
Project End Date: November 2015
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Tech. Uni / Uni. Vienna, NPL London, CEIT San Sebastian, CIEFMA /UPC Barcelona

Simulation of Fatigue Crack in Growth in Hardmetal at a Mesoscopic Scale Project Phase II

Simu-Crack Phase II
Overall Budget: €52,723
Project End Date: November 2014
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen, CIEFMA UPC Barcelona, NPL London

Toughness of PM HIP Steel – Stage 1

Overall Budget: €17,453
Project End Date: June 2013
Sectoral Group: EuroHIP
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen (Christoph Broeckmann)

Resistivity of Hardmetals

RoH
Overall Budget: €71,500
Project End Date: November 2014
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: NPL London, CEIT San Sebastian

Component Fatigue Strength

CFS Phase I
Overall Budget: €12,800
Project End Date: November 2012
Sectoral Group: EuroPress&Sinter
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen (Paul Beiss)

Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hardmetal at a Mesoscopic Scale

Simu-Crack Phase I
Overall Budget: €87,464
Project End Date: February 2013
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: IWM RWTH, Aachen, CIEFMA / UPC Barcelona

Stiffness Moduli of Hardmetals

SMH
Overall Budget: €35,000
Project End Date: March 2011
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: NPL London

Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing of Hardmetals in the gigacycle regime Stage 2

UFTH Stage 2
Overall Budget: €70,000
Project End Date: May 2013
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Tech. Uni / Uni. Vienna, NPL London, CEIT San Sebastian, CIEFMA / UPC Barcelona

Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing of Hardmetals in the Gigacycle Regime Stage 1 + Extension

UFTH Stage 1
Overall Budget: €31,800
Project End Date: October 2010
Sectoral Group: EuroHM
Contractors: Tech. Uni / Uni. Vienna, NPL London, CEIT San Sebastian, CIEFMA