The programme of the Press&Sinter Technology Course is divided into two parts. 

The first part (three days) is made up of theoretical lessons on the different steps of Press & Sinter technology, on materials and their properties, on design and technological aspects, on production equipment and on development prospects, especially in relation to the transition of cars to the electric or hybrid engine. The teachers are either from universities or from industries in the sector. The base mechanisms active during powder production and its consolidation throughout the process as well as those responsible for the properties of the sintered materials will be described.  

The second part (two days) starts with a day of laboratory activities in which students will be involved in the direct or indirect execution of experimental activities related to Press & Sinter technology, and in the processing and analysis of results with reference to case studies of industrial interest. At the end of the laboratory session, students will have to take a written exam lasting one hour that will lead to the course certificate. 

The second day will be dedicated to the visit of a Press & Sinter company. 

For more information on Press and Sinter, EPMA has a short introduction here.

Fundamentals: 29 June 2021 - 1 July 2021     Practise: 8-9 September 2021
Trento, Italy

Fees*: EPMA Member €1200 / Non-Member €1500 /Academic €800 / Individual (unemployed) €400

 Registration Deadline: 22 June 2021


Fundamentals - Online

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Presentation of PM Life programme and Press&Sinter Training Course

Alberto Molinari, University Trento

The Press&Sinter process

Alberto Molinari, University Trento

Powders for P&S

Ivan Lorenzon, Pometon

Mechanics of powder compaction

Marco Zago, University Trento

Compressibility of powders and densification

Ilaria Cristofolini, University Trento

Practical compaction of steels & Design for parts and pressing tools

Arno Steiner, GKN SinterMetals

Compacting presses

Alex Rambelli, SACMI

Effect of porosity on the properties of P&S materials

Alberto Molinari, University Trento

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Fundamentals of solid state sintering    

Silvia Baselli, University Trento

Liquid phase sintering   

Cinzia Menapace, University Trento

Sintering atmosphere   

Christian Gierl-Mayer, Technical University Wien

Sintering furnaces          

Peter Vervoort, ONEJOON

Dimensional and geometrical precision of P&S parts

Ilaria Cristofolini, University Trento

P&S steels

Herbert Danninger, Technical University Wien

Non ferrous P&S materials

Ilaria Rampin, Pometon

Thursday 1 July 2021

Heat and thermochemical treatments of P&S steels

Alberto Molinari, University Trento

Sizing of P&S parts

Sigfried Neumair, Miba

Modelling of pressing

Didier Bouvard, Univ. Grenoble Alpes (TBC)

High Temperature Sintering: properties

Alberto Molinari, University Trento

High Temperature sintering: industrial experience and cost effectiveness

Lars Wimbert, GKN Hoeganaes

Soft Magnetic Composites

Riccardo Crosa, Höganäs AB

Future perspectives of P&S

Alessandro DeNicolo, GKN SinterMetals

 Practise - Onsite

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Lab. Work: Dilatometry study of sintering; Microstructural analysis; Mechanical properties; Measurement of P&S parts         

Dr. Silvia Baselli; Prof. Cinzia Menapace; Dr. Lorena Emanuelli; Prof. Ilaria Cristofolini

Discussion of the lab. Work and case studies       

Prof. Alberto Molinari

Thursday 9 September 2021
Visit to a Press and Sinter company

The programme may be subject to change

PM Life Press and Sinter module lab tour

PM Life Press and Sinter module lab tour

PM Life Press and Sinter module participants

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