The historic riverside city of Basel hosted this year's EuroPM 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 nearly 700 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 Sintermetals GmbH in Germany. In addition EPMA Thesis awards were presented to Dr Catalina Jiménez from the Helmholz-Centre, Berlin and Mr Bruno Marques who was studying at Aveiro University in 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. Work is already underway for EuroPM 2013 to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from the 15th -18th September 2013 to receive further information on this and other EPMA events please contact the EPMA