The training will include both fundamental and practical aspects of the Powder Injection Moulding technology (PIM), from the powder and feedstock development, to debinding and sintering.

In the first day one hour lectures will be given by academic experts to cover an overview of Powder Metallurgy and Powder Injection Moulding, as well as lectures to cover most of the single steps in the PIM technology. Two horizontal topics will be also included one related to materials characterisation and a session devoted to “team working”.

In the second day the training will be focused in the specific characteristics of the PIM technology applied to different materials families, such as steels, special alloys, light alloys, hard materials and ceramic materials. A topic related to molds and parts design will be covered by an industrial expert. During the second day, some exercises to be performed by the students in the format of team work will be prepared.

The third and fourth days will be devoted to lab work, covering the different steps of the PIM technology and a trip to an industrial company (Alfa-MIM).

Finally the last day of the training will be focused on some special features such as “special PIM methods”, cost related issues and future developments. These topics will be covered mainly by industrial experts. This last day there will be time for the students to present their results from the team exercise, as well as to perform the evaluation.

For more information on Metal Injection Moulding, EPMA has a short introduction here.

Date: 9 - 13 September 2019
Location:
Madrid, Spain

Academic Partner: University Carlos III
Industrial Partner:
Mim Tech Alfa


Registration Deadline: 10 July 2019

Programme:

Monday 9 September
Time Session Details
09:00 Introduction to the training week Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales (GTP, UC3M)
09:45 Introduction to PM and PIM Prof. Elisa Ruiz-Navas (GTP, UC3M)
10:45 Break  
11:15 Horizontal Subject: Materials characterisation Prof. Eugenia Rabanal (GTP, UC3M)
12:15 Powders for PIM and powder characterization Prof. José Manuel Torralba (GTP, UC3M) 
13:15 Lunch Break  
14:30

Feedstoch development and debinding

Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales (GTP, UC3M)
15:30 Specific issues for sintering in PIM Prof. Monica Campos (GTP, UC3M)
16:30 Horizontal Subject: Team working Prof. Guillermo Ballenato (UC3M)
Tuesday 10 September
Time Session Details
09:00 MIM 1: Steels, superalloys, special alloys Prof. Javier Hidaldo Garcia (TU-DELF)
10:00 MIM 2: Light alloys, hard materials Prof. Elena Gordo (GTP, UC3M)
11:00 Break  
11:30 Ceramic Injection moulding (CIM) Prof. Carolina Bajo Clemente
12:30 Parts and mold design criteria Prof. Oscar Lopez (MIM-ALFA)
13:30 Lunch Break  
14:45 Horizontal Subject: Intellectual Property & Innovation

To be defined (UC3M)

15:45 Team Work Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
16:45 Team Work Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
Wednesday 11 September
Time Session Details
  GROUP 1  
09:00 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
11:00 Break  
11:30 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
13:30 Lunch Break  
14:45 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
  GROUP 2  
xx PLANT TOUR: Mim Tech Alfa, Metal Injection Moulding Technologies Prof. Elena Gordo, Prof. Monica Campos, Prof. Elisa Ruiz-Navas (GTP, UC3M)
Thursday 12 September
Time Session Details
  GROUP 1  
xx PLANT TOUR: Mim Tech Alfa, Metal Injection Moulding Technologies Prof. Elena Gordo, Prof. Monica Campos, Prof. Elisa Ruiz-Navas (GTP, UC3M)
  GROUP 2  
09:00 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
11:00 Break  
11:30 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
13:30 Lunch Break  
14:45 Laboratory Work Prof. Antonia Jimenez-Morales and Prof. Sandra Cifuentes Cuellas Prof. Paula Alvaredo (GTP, UC3M)
Friday 30 August
Friday 13 September
Time Session Details
09:00 MicroMIM and other special methods ARBURG (confirmation pending)
10:00 Economy / Costs Prof. Bruno Vicenzi (confirmation pending)
11:00 Break  
11:30 Future developments: Additive Manufacturing, FFF Prof. Sofia Tsipas (GTP, UC3M)
12:30 Group 1 - Presentations Teams Work  
13:30 Lunch Break  
14:45 Group 2 - Presentations Teams Work  
15:45 Closing session  

The programme may be subject to change

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