Full Density Processes can be used as a post processing technique (cast parts, MIM parts, additively manufactured parts) or as a fabrication process (raw components and semi-finished products achieved through powder metallurgy (PM) and/or diffusion welding (DW)). The regain of interest for powder metallurgy (additive manufacturing, large near net shape parts), the increasing demand for complex components (compact reactors & heat exchangers, components for energy) as well as the recent progresses in HIP vessel technology (in situ quenching) and hybrid heating in SPS are in favour of an expansion of such technologies in industry. 

The course will bring understanding of the major difficulties during the implementation of sintering powders in processes under pressure, via Fundamentals and Practice sessions, including the modelling approach. It will be possible to identify the adapted technology (HP, HIP, SPS, ….) to consolidate and sinter the metallic powders. The knowledge of the choices and limitations of each technique will be essential to produce net-shape or near-net-shape parts. Moreover, it will be useful to select “custom powders” to produce materials with controlled microstructure. Possibilities offered to other PM technologies (MIM, AM, …) to perform post-treatments and assemblies by diffusion welding will be presented. Finally, several cases studies will be analysed for which specific characterization tools will be presented. 

A prerequisite will be some knowledge of materials science and metallurgy and notions of physical metallurgy. 

 

Fundamentals: 14-15 September 2021     Practise: 17-19 November 2021
Location:
Dijon, France

Fees*: EPMA Member €1300 / Non-Member €1700 / Academic €900 / Individual (unemployed) €500

* VAT will apply for Individual Registrations


Registration Deadline: 7 September 2021

Programme

Fundamentals - Online:

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Introduction to full density techniques (overview of FDP such as HIP, HP, SPS, Flash,…)

Prof. Frédéric BERNARD (ICB/UBFC)

Specificities and requirements of metallic powders to produce dense materials with controlled microstructure

Dr. Neils ME DONALD (IRT-M2P, METAFENSCH)

New improvments for a "custom" production of metallic powders

Dr. Neils ME DONALD (IRT-M2P, METAFENSCH)

Sintering - 1 : Principles of sintering and basic mechanisms; The different stages of sintering; Driving forces, Sintering maps,...

Oscar Dr. Sophie LE GALLET (ICB/UBFC)(Mim-Alfa)

Modeling - 1 : Basic concepts of simulation and modeling of powder sintering under charge. What tools?

Prof. Jean-Philippe CHÂTEAU-CORNU (ICB/UBFC)

HIP-1: Principle and basic concepts; Applications (post-processing, direct fabrication and diffusion welding)

M. Emmanuel RIGAL (CEA LITEN)

HP-1 : Assisted Sintering (SPS, microwaves, induction): Principle and basic concepts; Applications from research to industry

Unai Prof. Frédéric BERNARD (ICB/UBFC)(Mim-Alfa)

Case study 1 : Characterization of sintered materials; Relevance of techniques; Durability and control of components.

Prof. Thierry GROSDIDIER (LM3/UL)

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Sintering - 2 : Principles of sintering and basic mechanisms; The different stages of sintering; Driving forces, Sintering maps,...

Dr. Sophie LE GALLET (ICB/UBFC)

Modeling - 2 : Basic concepts of simulation and modeling of powder sintering under charge. What tools?

Prof. Jean-Philippe CHÂTEAU-CORNU (ICB/UBFC)

HIP-2: Principle and basic concepts; Applications (post-processing, direct fabrication and diffusion welding)

M. Emmanuel RIGAL (CEA LITEN)

HP-2 : Assisted Sintering (SPS, microwaves, induction): Principle and basic concepts; Applications from research to industry

Prof. Frédéric BERNARD (ICB/UBFC)

Case study 2 : Characterization of sintered materials; Relevance of techniques; Durability and control of components.

Prof. Thierry GROSDIDIER

Health and Safety : risks associated with powder, safe storage and handling;Furnace under High Ar pressure

INRS

New improvements of HIP techniques; Future Applications

Quintus

New improvments of HP/SPS techniques; Future Applications

FCT Systems

 

Practise - Onsite:

 

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Practical approach: Visit and use of sintering machines (CIC QIH 15L (2000 ° C / 2000bars) and SPS HPD 125 (2300 ° C / 1250KN)

Prof. Frédéric BERNARD (ICB/UBFC)

Preparation of Practical sessions : Objectives and issues of a powder metallurgy project

Prof. Frédéric BERNARD (ICB/UBFC)

Preparation of modelling

Dr. Moustapha ARIANE (SAYENS)

Social event in the city of Dijon
Thursday 18 November 2021

Workshops in small groups: SPS, HIP, Modeling, Characterisations

F.Bernard/M. Ariane/S Le Gallet/F.Bussiere/Jp.Chateau/M.Ardigo

Friday 19 November 2021

Workshops in small groups: SPS, HIP, Modeling, Characterisations

F.Bernard/M. Ariane/S Le Gallet/F.Bussiere/Jp.Chateau/M.Ardigo

Oral presentation of PM projects prepared by each group
Exam
Exam feedback, certificates, and farewell

 

 

The programme may be subject to change

PM Life HM module lab tour

PM Life HM components

PM Life HM module industry tour

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