The EPMA says that it will hold a meeting on Sunday 13 October during the Euro PM2019 show to discuss implementing a project focused on analysing PM mechanical behavior and microstructures.

This project, proposed by the Spanish IMDEA Materials Institute, will involve studying in depth the mechanical properties and damage prediction of a selected material such as stainless steel 316L or Inconel alloy, comparing samples produced with different manufacturing techniques, such as press and sinter, powder bed fusion and binder jetting additive manufacturing (AM), hot isostatic pressing (HIP), or metal injection molding (MIM). The scope of the project (which manufacturing techniques should be addressed) can be decided during this meeting, the EPMA says.

Euro PM 2019 takes place from 13–16 October 2019 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Further details can be found here.

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