EPMA has posted an open link for companies involved in press and sinter production to input their benchmarking data for 2020.

According to the organization, the survey requires specific data from production and quality control related 2020 performance. The data will then be averaged by EPMA and sent to participants who will then be able to compare their performance to those averages.

All individual benchmarking data are treated confidentially and a Non-Disclosure Agreement can be requested while filling the questionnaire, the EPMA said.

‘Because of the extraordinary conditions encountered last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect that the data will be somewhat different from usual, but probably not less important, or even more important than in normal years,’ a press release said.

Data from equipment suppliers, powder manufacturers, sintered component manufacturers (ferrous parts/hardmetals/semi-finished products) is accepted. The deadline is 31 May 2021.

To complete the survey go here.

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