The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) says that its additive manufacturing (AM) seminar, which took place this April in Bremen, Germany, was a success. 

The seminar was hosted by Fraunhofer IFAM and organized by the European Additive Manufacturing Group (EAMG), part of the EPMA. Some 56 delegates from throughout Europe attended the two-day course, which benefitted from the expertise of 10 speakers drawn from both academia and industry.

Topics covered included:

  • Technology overview, Claus Aumund-Kopp, Fraunhofer IFAM
  • Part design, Peter Sander, Airbus
  • Software, Dr Schillen of Materialise
  • Metal powders for ALM, Keith Murray, Sandvik Osprey
  • Machine operation, Rémi Allain, Poly-Shape
  • Additive design & manufacturing – products of tomorrow, Robert Vaeth. FIT Production
  • Quality control/product testing, Tim Domagala of Materialise
  • Standards, Klas Boivi, Sandvik AB and
  • Case studies, Campbell Pegg, OHB System AG

Participants also had the opportunity to visit three AM facilities: Materialise, BEGO and IFAM. Details of next year’s course will be available on the EPMA website in the autumn. 

This story is reprinted from material from the EPMA, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.