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03 May 2022

EPMA's Press&Sinter Benchmarking survey for the production year 2021 is now open!

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Earlier this year, we launched two Press&Sinter online questionnaires that have been successfully completed, the Trend Survey and the Statistics. Like every year, we are now coming to you to propose joining this year’s Benchmarking for Press&Sinter. 

Prepared for all Press&Sinter-related companies* willing to take advantage of this useful quality assessment tool, the Benchmarking survey requires specific data from production and quality control (related to the year 2021 performance), that are averaged by EPMA. Only participants will receive the results: the participating companies will then be able to compare their performance to those averages. 

All individual benchmarking data are treated confidentially; anyway, a Non-Disclosure Agreement can be requested while filling the questionnaire. We will need to reach the minimum participation needed for it to be carried out, that is six different production sites per category (e.g., for parts makers, equipment manufacturers, etc.): that is necessary to guarantee anonymity, so that participants cannot guess other companies’ data. 

Having experienced a strong rebound last year after the drop due, among other causes, to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect that the data will show some remarkable difference from 2020’s data. 

This is the link to the survey: 

Complete the Press&Sinter Benchmarking

There are two further links at the bottom of this article. The first can be used to download a PDF version of the questionnaire if you wish to prepare your answers before accessing the online tools; the second is to download a specific help file for the Benchmarking to give you the definitions of the data required to fill the questionnaire. We recommend downloading and studying both before starting to fill the survey. Further details about the survey can be found at the top of the questionnaire itself, including information regarding non-disclosure agreements if you need a formal commitment on confidentiality. 

We would appreciate if you or other relevant colleagues could complete the survey before 31st May 2022. If you need extra time after the deadline please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and discuss this with us. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 


Bruno Vicenzi 

Technical Manager 

pdf Benchmarking PDF Form (127 KB)

pdf Benchmarking Guidelines (272 KB)

* Possible categories: Equipment supplier, powder manufacturer, sintered component manufacturer (Ferrous Parts/Hardmetals/semi-finished products) 

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