The metallurgical laboratory: OMCD is a protagonist at Euro PM2019

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13 February 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the manager of our Group’s metallurgical laboratory, Dr. Gian Pietro De Gaudenzi, has been invited to participate as part of the Technical Programme Committee (TPC) at Euro PM2019.

Euro PM2019 is the international conference on Powder Metallurgy (PM) organized by the EPMA (European Powder Metallurgy Association). Every year it attracts thousands of industry leaders, academics, and researchers whose work is focused on the PM sector.

This year the Dutch city of Maastricht will host Euro PM2019 at the Maastricht Exhibition & Conference center, from October 13-16, 2019.

Maastricht Exhibition & Conference center
Maastricht Exhibition & Conference center

During the three-day event, a variety of experts in the field will offer their presentations on key arguments regarding Powder Metallurgy and its recent developments.

Besides the conference, one of the largest international exhibitions on Powder Metallurgy will be held. This event will see the participation of a variety of international representatives from this industry’s sector.

The Technical Programme Committee (TPC), of which Dr. De Gaudenzi is a member, consists of about fifty Powder Metallurgy experts hailing from all over Europe. They will participate in round-table discussion groups with 7/8 people per group, and will have the task of selecting the oral memory contributions to be presented, regarding the following Powder Metallurgy subjects:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Functional Materials
  • Hardmetals, Hard Materials, Cermets and Diamond Tooling
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing
  • New Materials, Processes and Applications
  • Metal Injection Moulding
  • Press & Sinter

Dr. De Gaudenzi will participate in the discussion about hardmetals and diamond tooling.

A variety of sessions, each dealing with 4/5 memories divided into subjects related to Powder Metallurgy, will be organized every day.

A senior and junior chairman, chosen from the TCP members or from external participants who are invited for this reason, have been appointed for each session. Their task is to preside over the technical interventions. This year, Dr. De Gaudenzi has been chosen for this role once again. TPC members are also able to present intervention proposals.

Last year, Dr. De Gaudenzi’s memory on the use of abrasion-corrosion measures to study healing kinetics of hardmetal’s passivizating layers sparked a great deal of interest. The memory presented two years ago, on hardmetal corrosion behaviour, was equally well-received.

We are proud of this new recognition, and wish Dr. De Gaudenzi all the best. We are certain that this year, once again, he will serve as an outstanding representative for our group and country at this highly regarded international event!

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