The Powder and Hard Materials module looks at the raw materials used in Powder Metallurgy such as Hardmetals, Cemented Carbides, and polycrystalline materials such as CBN, Ceramic and Diamond Tools.

There are many ways in which metals may be produced in powder form such as Solid State Reduction, Electrolysis or Atomization, Gas atomization, Mechanical Comminution and Chemical Processes.

The further processing and the final results achieved in the sintered part are influenced by the characteristics of the powder: particle size, size distribution, particle shape, structure and surface condition so it is important to understand the factors when using designing with Powder Metallurgy.

For more information on Powder Manufacture, EPMA has a short introduction here. Further information regarding hard materials can be found here.

Date: 3 - 7 June 2019
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Academic Partner: Chalmers University of Technology, Swerea IVF
Industrial Partner: Höganäs AB, Sandvik Coromant


Registration Deadline: 3 April 2019

Programme (draft):

 
Monday 3 June
Time Session Details
 

Introduction

Training Schedule

Chalmers and Swerea Lab tour at Chalmers

TBA

 

Introduction to powder metallurgy

Basic of metal and hardmetal powder

TBA
 

Metal powder fabrication

Principles, classes, technologies, characteristics

TBA
 

Hardmetal powder fabrication

Principles, technologies, characteristics

TBA

 

General powder characterisation

Principles, methods and their application/motivation

TBA
 

Advanced powder characterisation

Surface chemistry, powder microstructure and their application/motivation

TBA
 

Group Exercise

Case studies, powder selection and characterisation

TBA
Tuesday 4 June
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Practical Work Day

Advanced Characterisation (surface chemistry, structure) and Basic Characterisation (morphology, size rheology, etc)

TBA
Wednesday 5 June
Time Session Details
 

Practical Work Day

Tour to Höganäs AB, visit to powder fabrication plant, laboratory work, characterization in groups

TBA
Thursday 6 June
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Novel Powder Technologies

Emerging technologies and their application

TBA
 

Product Development 

Methods, concepts, product data management, Sofware

TBA
 

Health and legislation 

Work environment, legislation on European and national level

TBA
 

Sustainability

Agenda 2030 and its impact on societal and industrial change, raw materials sources, trends, sustainable development

TBA
 

Innovation

Innovation, mechanisms, technological trends in society, business cases, application examples, powder.

TBA
Friday 7 June
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Innovation in powder technology

Participants presents potential case (pitch) 'From raw material to powder and its potential application'

TBA
  Exams and group dialogues TBA
  Debriefing of the week and closure TBA

The programme may be subject to change

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