EPMA publishes Powder Metallurgy Sintering course programme

By Kari Williamson

The schedule for the powder metallurgy sintering short course is as follows:

Sunday 18 March

17.00 – 19.00 Registration

Monday 19 March

08.00 – 09.00 Registration09.00 – 09.45 Fundamentals of Sintering – Theory & Practice, Dr Björn Lindqvist, Höganäs AB, Sweden09.45 – 10.00 Sintering Atmospheres – Part 1 Thermodynamics, Prof Alberto Molinari, Trento University, Italy10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break11.00 – 11.45 Sintering Atmospheres – Part 2 Atmosphere Selection and Production, Mr Sören Wiberg, AGA Gas AB, Sweden11.45 – 12.30 Analysis of a Typical Sintering Belt Furnace – Energy Balance and Sintering Quality, Dr Eberhard Ernst, GKN Sinter Metals GmbH, Germany12.30 – 13.30 Lunch13.30 – 14.15 Debinding/Delubing, Dr Eduard Hryha, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden14.15 – 15.00 Cooling/Sinterhardening, Mr Steve Smith, Gasbarre Products, Inc., USA15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break15.30 – 16.15 Study of Process Variation Sources in Industrial Sintering Furnaces, Dr Pierre Blanchard, Erasteel Kloster AB, Sweden16.15 – 17.00 Controlled Sintering Processes for Advanced PM Steels, Mr Ola Litström, Höganäs AB, Sweden20.00 - Course Dinner

Tuesday 20 March

08.30 – 09.15 Practical Considerations in Sintering of Ferrous Components, Dr Brian James, Hoeganaes Corp, USA09.15 – 10.00 Sintering of PM Stainless Steels, Mr Ola Bergman, Höganäs AB10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break10.30 – 11.15 Sintering of Soft Magnetic Materials, Dr Jesús Peñafiel, AMES SA, Spain11.15 – 12.00 Sintering of Bronze Powders, Dr Jesús Peñafiel, AMES SA, Spain12.00 – 13.00 Lunch13.00 – 13.45 New Developments in Sintering Furnaces, Mr Peter Vervoort, ITB Precisietechniek, Netherlands13.45 – 14.30 Conclusions, Case Studies, Problem Solving, Chairman: Dr Bob Moon, Consultant, United Kingdom15.00 – 17.00 Optional Visit to Höganäs PoP Centre.

The EPMA organised event aims to provide learning opportunities for engineers and scientists with an interest in the powder metallurgy sintering process.