“The use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with metal powders is a new and growing industry sector with many of its leading companies based in Europe,” a press release stated. “As a result of discussions between members of the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) who are active across the AM supply chain, it has been formally agreed that the EPMA will launch a new sectoral group with immediate effect.”

European Additive Manufacturing Group (EAMG) will also initiate research programmes, workshops, benchmarking and exchange of knowledge to help improve the understanding of the benefits of metal-based AM technology by end users, designers, mechanical engineers, metallurgists and students. It will also help develop international standards for the AM Sector.
 
The two co-chairmen of the group are Höganäs’ Ralf Carlström and Claus Aumund-Kopp from Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany. They will coordinate activities in several areas, including conferences and workshops, promotion activities, technical research programmes, and training and standardisation work. The EPMA plans for the EAMG to hold meetings regularly, and it will be open to companies and organisations across the supply chain who are or will become members of the EPMA.
 
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