Over the 2-day exhibition EPMA spoke to a number of companies interested in knowing more about the benefits of the various powder metallurgy processes, which included Nissan Motor Co., Total Lubricants and Jopp to name but a few.
“The well-attended technical sessions gave an indication of the future of the automotive sector and the ways in which drivetrains for the different fuel systems are developing. It was interesting to understand how the automotive industry is still looking to obtain more efficiency savings from traditional internal combustion engines (ICE) as well as the development of synthetic & E-fuels to help reduce carbon dioxide. There were presentations regarding heavy duty battery applications, such as in buses. These electrical applications that are still using metal gears, such as the gears for electric car transmissions, provide PM with an opportunity for future automotive applications, due to the light weighting aspects PM can create.” explained Andrew Almond, EPMA’s Marketing Manager.
EPMA will be exhibiting at the CTI 2019 event to help ensure PM and all the sectors covered is at the forefront of this changing sector, to help end users understand how PM can leverage competitive advantage and assist in influencing OEM’s to understand the potential PM can bring to their future applications.
A number of the 2018 CTI Symposium presentations are available for EPMA Members and can be downloaded or viewed in the EPMA Members Area as an EPMA Members benefit at the following location: https://www.epma.com/publications/key-figures/3rd-party-key-figures