PM Life – Press and Sinter Module
The Press and Sinter module will go into both fundamental and practical facets of the conventional powder processing route comprising pressing and sintering operations, as well as properties of sintered materials.
In the two first days, classes will alternate with lab work, starting with pressing on Monday and continuing with sintering on Tuesday. In both cases, the one-hour courses including basic and technological issues will be given by academic and industrial experts. During the lab work the participants will use the facilities of SIMAP laboratory of Grenoble INP. They will handle die pressing and free sintering devices, analyse powder compressibility and sintering shrinkage curves so as to identify densification mechanisms and observe the microstructure of sintered materials by electron microscopy.
In the third day, additional courses will involve process modelling and properties of sintered materials (mainly steels and cemented carbides). A more general lecture on material selection methods will also presented. Next, participant teams will be formed and each team will be asked to design a PM material and process allowing for the fabrication of a specific component.
The fourth day will be spent in a site of Hyperion company, in the Grenoble area. The participants will first visit the plant where cemented carbide components are fabricated by powder pressing and sintering. Next they will continue the team projects started the day before, with the help of Hyperion staff.
In the morning of the fifth day, two lectures will deal with specific applications of press and sinter processing and one on the common matter of entrepreneurship and innovation. Finally, a short exam will control the knowledge and expertise gained by the students during the full week.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE : 5 June 2020
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EPMA - European Powder Metallurgy Association
15 juin 2020 -
19 juin 2020
Auditorium Grenoble INP
Parvis Louis Néel, 38000 Grenoble