The agenda includes presentations on: Engineered self lubricating coatings utilising cold spray technology; Powder-based high deposition rate laser cladding; Recent advances in field assisted sintering; Micro forming with the use of lithographic technology, High-strain-rate deformation of particulates and parts, and the Effect of vacuum on final stage sintering.

There will be keynote presentations by Jens Huber on Direct hot pressing by Dr Fritsch, and Raymond Schaak on Bench-top solution routes to nanoparticulate solids.