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03 July 2019

Euro PM2019 Congress & Exhibition – Marches on to Maastricht

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The annual Euro PM Congress & Exhibition, organised and sponsored by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), is taking place in the centrally located city of Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In line with recent Euro PM Congresses, 2019 has again recorded a high number of abstracts from across the Powder Metallurgy community resulting in a positive number of technical sessions. This will make for an active 3-days of presentations, discussions and networking opportunities at this year’s event. 2019 will again be an all topic event, representing all areas of Powder Metallurgy – Additive Manufacturing, Functional Materials (new for 2019), Hard Materials and Diamond Tools, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Moulding, New Materials Processes and Applications and conventional Press & Sinter.

The event will take place for the first time in Maastricht at the Maastricht Exhibition Congress Centre (MECC) a modern facility within easy reach of the city. From Roman origins and the largest city in the province of Limburg, Maastricht is a thriving place to meet and discuss new business opportunities.

MECC will be the hosting all the Technical Sessions, Exhibitions and EPMA Sectoral Group Meetings during the 4-days of the annual event. Delegates will be able to choose from up to 7 parallel sessions covering the Powder Metallurgy aspects, technologies and sectors. The opening session will provide an overview of the graphite industry from the PM perspective presented by Asbury Graphite & Carbons, as well as a presentation on ‘Powder based Laser Processes in the Context of Digital Photonic Production and Industry 4.0’ by Prof Johannes Schleifenbaum Chair of Digital Additive Production, RWTH Aachen, Germany. After the opening sessions there will be a special panel session called ‘EPMA and PM Technologies – Past, Present and Future’ that will represent all the different PM sectors, facilitated by Dr Lionel Aboussouan, as part of EPMA’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Additional to the 3-days of technical sessions there will be 11 Special Interest Seminars (SIS) within the programme focussing on a specific industry topic for deeper understanding. The SIS’s cover the following sectors:

  • Additive Manufacturing - 30 Years of EPMA – Looking Back and into the Future of AM
  • Additive Manufacturing - Industrialisation of AM
  • Additive Manufacturing & Hot Isostatic Pressing - Optimising the Properties of AM Parts Using Hot Isostatic Pressing
  • Functional Materials - Porosity from Past to Future: A Defect to Avoid Becomes an Added Value
  • Functional Materials - Porosity from Past to Future: Applications and Case Studies
  • Hard Materials & Diamond Tooling - Nano, Near-Nano and Ultrafine Hardmetals
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing - The Future of HIP
  • Metal Injection Moulding & Additive Manufacturing - MIM and AM
  • Metal Injection Moulding – The Future of MIM
  • Press and Sinter – The Evolution of Press and Sinter Linked to the 30th Anniversary of EPMA
  • Press and Sinter – The Development of Press&Sinter within the Automotive Sector

Within the programme there will be ample opportunity to network with PM industry colleagues and discuss pertinent issues arising from the technical sessions during the scheduled hour long coffee breaks. New for 2019 will be the ability to join/lead a Campfire Meeting, a relaxed meeting to discuss a relevant topic for up to 30-minutes. These Campfire Meetings will be steered by a facilitator to get the most from the discussion topics and will take place during the Tuesday lunch break.  

On Wednesday evening, all participants are invited to enjoy a special 30th Anniversary Closing Drinks (no ticket required) at the MECC, prior to the annual Congress Dinner (ticket holders only). The Congress Dinner will take place at Château St. Gerlach where attendees will be able to network during a seated dinner in the newly built Pavilion.

Registering before 4 September 2019 allows participants to take advantage of the Advanced Registration Rate. The Euro PM2019 Congress & Exhibition Technical Programme PDF provides all the details and costs associated with this year’s Euro PM2019 Congress & Exhibition event and can be downloaded at  or alternatively download the early release of the Euro PM2019 Congress & Exhibition App via Apple/Google stores, to have the most up to date content of the technical programme in the palm of your hand!

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