Opportunities for PM due to Electrification
With a push towards wider use of electrical or hybrid vehicles, new supply chains, sometimes from completely different sectors, are establishing as competitors to PM.
To keep a good position as suppliers for the OEMs and take advantage of this opportunity, PM companies need to adapt and put focus into different areas, like understanding the real competitiveness in terms of global life cycle assessments, investigating the use of PM materials like Soft Magnetic Composites and Functional Materials in the new propulsion engines and automotive components, improving weight reduction and noise control by the use of PM parts, improving the performance to make new heavy load applications available (e.g. for transmission gears).
Due to the persisting worries about COVID-19 and the consequent travel difficulties, the seminar will be a half-day “hybrid” meeting on December 8, held in-person at the EPMA office in Chantilly (France), in conjunction with the Board and Council meetings, so EPMA members will have the chance to join as well (a limit on the number of participants will be set, so priority will be given to speakers, and Board and Council members booking before the deadline for Early Registrations), but also available for remote connection for anyone who cannot travel to Chantilly or have not been able to secure a place for the physical meeting.
Fees (VAT may apply)
Registrations before 8th November 2020
EPMA Members (paid up) / End-Users / Universities : €150
Speakers: free of charge
Late registrations (after 8th November 2020)
One single price for all: €270
The event fees for in-person participants include a coffee break, lunch as well as access to presentations after the seminar. In case of remote participation, it will include access to presentations during and after the seminar.
Registration Deadline: 30 November 2020
*End users are defined as: Original Equipment Makers (OEMs), Tier 1, Tier 2 and System Supplier supply chain companies and personnel, who select the PM process to produce the components for their applications (automotive, aerospace, medical energy machinery, etc. ), but generally do not produce PM parts themselves.