Powder Metallurgy Association

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Powder Metallurgy Association
purpose Protects and promotes the interests of the powder metal industry
Chair: Michael Krehl
Establishment date: 1947
Number of members: 55 member companies
Seat : Hagen GermanyGermanyGermany 
Website: www.pulvermetallurgie.com

The Fachverband Pulvermetallurgie eV (FPM), founded in 1947, is the association of interests of the German-speaking manufacturers of powder metal and hard metal and their suppliers. The association represents the powder metal industry vis-à-vis authorities and other governmental organizations and promotes technology development and the expansion of the market by opening up new fields of application for powder metallurgical processes and products. The FPM has around 55 member companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Powder metallurgy is a shaping process in which metal powder is mechanically compressed and sintered into a compact piece at high temperature . Metals can also be alloyed that cannot be combined otherwise. With powder metallurgical processes, complex products such as chain wheels or crankshafts can be manufactured inexpensively. In 2010, products were manufactured for 30 billion euros worldwide , including hard metal to the value of 13 billion euros and molded iron parts to the value of 6.5 billion. Around 80 percent of the powder metal industry's turnover goes into automobile manufacture, and the trend is rising.

In the working group carbide of FPM manufacturers are carbide and their raw material suppliers represented. Under his patronage, research projects and standardization procedures in the field of hard metals in German-speaking countries are carried out together with universities or institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research.

The FPM is a founding member of the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), the interest group of the powder metal industry at the European level, and a member of the German Steel and Metal Processing Association (WSM). The FPM chairs the joint powder metallurgy committee , which is dedicated to promoting technical and scientific work in the field of powder metallurgy. The joint committee is supported by the FPM, the German Society for Material Science DGM, the German Ceramic Society DKG, the Steel Institute VDEh and the Association of German Engineers VDI.

Hagen Symposium on Powder Metallurgy

Since 1985, the Hagen Powder Metallurgy Symposium of the FPM has been held annually in November in the Hagen town hall . Powder metallurgical products and processes will be presented and discussed at the conference. In the meantime, 27 conference volumes with the overall title “Powder Metallurgy in Science and Practice” have been self-published under the editor Hans Kolaska (as of 2011), which are available in the common technical libraries. At the symposium, the Skaupy Prize, named after the Viennese physicist Franz Skaupy (1882–1969), will be awarded for “special achievements in the field of powder metallurgy”.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members of the FPM
  2. Klaus Vollrath: Beyond Borders (Powder Metallurgy Part 1) Trade journal: K 08/2006
  3. Klaus Vollrath: Robust down to the last detail (powder metallurgy part 2) Trade journal: K 01/2007
  4. Powder Metallurgy Forum at CERAMITEC 2012
  5. Heinz-Joachim Mäurer: Powder Metallurgical Parts: Faster Than Machining and More Accurate Than Casting Industrieanzeiger February 9, 2004
  6. Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt - Classification of WC-Co-Hardmetals Knowledge Platform Nanomaterials
  7. EPMA website
  8. ^ Website of the German Steel and Metalworking Association
  9. ^ Joint Committee on Powder Metallurgy
  10. ^ Hagen Symposium
  11. ^ Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, accessed on November 8, 2012
  12. winners of Skaupy price