PM-Life

LifeLong Learning in Powder Metallurgy

PM Life is a training on Powder Metallurgy organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) and some of its affiliates. During five weeks, trainees will learn about powder metallurgy and its sectors (powder production, press & sinter, metal injection moulding, hot isostatic pressing, additive manufacturing). Each week will take place in a different European country (Sweden, France, Spain, UK, Germany) and will consist in basic and advanced courses on specialised PM topics and horizontal topics including materials science and engineering and entrepreneurship, case studies in factories or universities and a plant visit. Following the training weeks, a three-week internship will be proposed to the participants either in a factory or in a university, to practice what they have learned during the course in an actual working environment. At the end of the training, an EPMA certificate will be granted after evaluation by an exam. Expected participants hold at least a Master’s degree and have some knowledge on materials science. They may already work in the PM field or wish to enter this field.

Duration: 01/2018 – 07/2021

Partner: Montanuniversität Leoben (Industrial Liaison Department), Chalmers University of Technology, ERAMET IDeas, European Powder Metallurgy Association, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Höganäs, Hub Innovazione Trentino, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Sandvik AB, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Università degli Studi di Trento