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: TBC 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

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







  Check in at hotel Details to follow
 Monday 10:00 - 11:00

Introduction, coffee and gathering

Training Schedule

Chalmers and Swerea

Lab tour at Chalmers


Lars Nyborg, Chalmers

Eduard Hryha, Chalmers

Eric Tam, Chalmers

Yu Cao, Chalmers

Lars Hammar, Chalmers

Marie Fischer, Chalmers

Masoud Rashidi, Chalmers

Ola Lyckfeldt, Swerea IVF

   11:00 - 12:00

Fabrication and Properties of Powder for additive Manufacturing

Principles, Technologies, Characteristics

 Eduard Hryha/Lars Nyborg, Chalmers
   12:00 - 13:00 Lunch   
  13:00 - 14:15

Fabrication and Properties of Hardmetal Powder

Principles, Technologies, Characteristics

Magnus Ekelund,

AB Sandvik Coromant
  14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break  
  14:30 - 15:45

Fabrication and Properties of Powder for Press&Sinter

Principles, Technologies, Characteristics

Caroline Larsson,

AB Höganäs
  15.45 - 16.45

General Powder Characterisation

Principles, Methods and their Application
Ola Lyckfeldt, Swerea IVF
  16.45 - 17.30

Advanced Powder Characterisation

Surface Chemistry, Powder Microstructure and their Application
Eduard Hryha/Lars Nyborg, Chalmers
  TBC Welcome Dinner  
Tuesday 8.30-12.00

Practical Work Day

Group 1 - Advanced Characterisation

Group 2 - Basic Characterisation

Yu Cao, Chalmers
Eric Tam, Chalmers
M. V. Sundaraman, Chalmers
O. Lyckfeldt, Swerea IVF
   13.00-16.30 Group 1 - Basic Characterisation

Group 2 - Advanced Characterisation

Yu Cao, Chalmers
Eric Tam, Chalmers
M. V. Sundaraman, Chalmers
O. Lyckfeldt, Swerea IVF
 Wednesday   07:00  Departure from hotel to Höganäs  
   09:30  Welcome & Introduction Höganäs  
   10:00  Practical Session  Basic powder properties, Mechanical Properties, Metallography
  14:15 Introduction Production Tour  
  14:30 Production Tour  
  16:30 Summery  
  17:30 Dinner  
  18:30 - 22:00 Travel back to hotel  
Thursday  08:30 - 09:30 Novel Powder Technologies - Emerging technologies and their application Lars Nyborg, Chalmers
  09:30 - 09:45 Coffee break  
  09:45 - 11:00 Product Development - Methods, Concepts, Product data management, Sofware Massimo Panarotto, Chalmers
  11:00 - 12:00

LCA - Hardmetals in a life cycle perspective

Anna Furberg, Chalmers
  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
  13:00 - 15:00


Agenda 2030 and its impact on societal and industrial change

Raw Materials Sources, Trends, Sustainable Development

Ann-Mari Tillman, Chalmers

Maria Ljunggren, Söderman

  15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break  
  15:15 - 17:00


Innovations – examples within materials field

Individual assignment – preparation of pitch

Individual assignment – presentation of pitch
Uta Klement, Chalmers
  19:00 Dinner  
Friday  09:00 - 11:00

Exams and Group Dialogues

Group 1: exam / Group 2: Dialogue

Group 2: exam/Group 1: Dialogue
Knowledge Assessment
  11:00 - 11:30 Summary of the week and closure incl. its assessment Review and Feedback
  11:30 - 12:00 Boxed lunch  
  12:00 End of Module  

For more information on fees, what is included and the different registrations types, please go to our fees page.

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