The Metal Powder and Hardmetals module will provide a comprehensive overview of the fabrication and use of metal powder and hardmetals. 

The module will cover both fundamental aspects as well as industrial practice given by experts from academia, research institute and industry.  The module will include state-of-the-art lectures on metal powder fabrication and properties for press&sinter, additive manufacturing and hot isostatic pressing.

There will then be a study visit to powder fabrication plant including lab and plant tours and presentations at site. The characterisation of powder will be shown through practical classes, where both basic (size, flow, rheology, BET, etc) as well as advanced methods (SEM, XPS, Auger, etc) will be addressed. Novel/emerging powder technologies will be addressed through separate lecture. As special effort horizontal aspects of generic character as product development, LCA, sustainability and finally innovation in materials technology will be addressed.

The organizing of the week is preliminary shown below. The finalising of the week will include the examination including two parts: the presentation of an assignment where each participant has addressed and developed their own powder product case during the week and will get feedback on this, while there will also a general question-based assessment of the learning acquired during the week.

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:

 
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
Time Session Details
 

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
Time Session Details
 

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
Time Session Details
 

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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