The Functional Materials group is already working on the preparation of the Special Interest Seminars to be held at Euro PM2024 in Malmö. The Steering Committee has imagined two topics for the sessions:
- Initiatives on Hard Magnets for the Future
- Biomedical Functional Materials
Both sectors are indeed experiencing big news and updating the views on these in the congress will be very interesting.
EuroFM is also working on a second edition of the “Introduction to Functional Materials“ booklet, whose first edition was produced in 2021, with the objective of publishing it in 2025. One of the main tasks will be collecting new case studies, so if you have any case study to contribute, feel free to contact EPMA.
EuroMIM is working now on the new Special Interest Seminars that will be hosted in the Congress Euro PM2024 in Sweden. The choice of the Steering Committee has fallen on the two following titles:
- Improvements in MIM Feedstock Portfolio
- MIM Green Parts Optimisation
Speakers are being contacted and more information will be given in next newsletters.
The usual yearly the Trend, Statistics and Benchmarking survey about the status and outlook of the European MIM industry has just been launched and the maximum participation of parts producers is necessary.
The group is also committed to support the efforts to try starting some collaborative work in the field of sustainability of the MIM process, in collaboration with the German MIM Expertenkreis, and the Japanese Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA), and, in perspective, all other interested associations. If you are interested in joining the efforts on sustainability, please contact Bruno Vicenzi (email@example.com).
EuroMIM is also starting to work on a new edition of the “Introduction to Metal Injection Moulding” brochure, that will need some update in terms of content and case studies.
EuroPress&Sinter is also working for the organisation two SIS sessions be held at the Euro PM2024 congress. The topics imagined are:
- Quality Challenges for Press&Sinter Parts
- Reliability of SMCs
An idea of Club Project among EPMA members on modelling of Induction Hardening, InducSim, was presented in Euro PM2023 by RWTH Aachen. Some members declared their interest, but more companies are needed to create a consortium (most probably part makers and powder makers). Even non-European members can express their interest and take part. If you are also interested, please contact Bruno Vicenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The usual Statistics surveys on powders and parts, plus the Trend survey for parts, are running, with the deadline on 29th March.
Some members of EuroPress&Sinter are presently involved in helping organise the upcoming Applications workshop devoted to automotive, that is supposed to take place within CTI 2024, a powertrain conference and exhibition, that will happen in December 2024. Details will come later in the year.