EPMA and Fraunhofer IGCV issue call for partners for project on AM-EHS

November 30, 2019

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) and the Fraunhofer Research Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV) have issued a call for partners for a proposed Club Project on Environmental Health and Safety Issues in Additive Manufacturing (AM-EHS). 

The project aims to aggregate information on EHS procedures and regulations to drive recommendations EHS in AM. For this purpose, standards from the fields of welding and powder-based technologies such as Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) will also be examined. 

In this way, the question of whether regulations and standards applicable to Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) in companies need to be extended, supplemented or changed will be investigated. With the results of the project, the partners of the consortium will have an overview of various challenges along the process chain, such as some of the challenges for industry and research in the L-PBF process chain.

The aims of the project include:

  • Production of a project report including recommendations on safety procedures and safety equipment that will also be supplied to ISO TC 261, Technical Committee of ISO in Additive Manufacturing as an outline to be used in standardisation activities through EPMA, the official liaison between TC119 and TC261
  • Production of an aggregated list of relevant safety standards

The duration of the project is expected to be eight to twelve months. Further information is available via the association’s website.

www.epma.com

www.igcv.fraunhofer.de

Powder Injection Moulding International magazine

In the latest issue of PIM International…

Download PDF

Extensive MIM, CIM industry and sinter-based AM industry news, plus the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Frank Petzoldt on the past, present and future of MIM
  • Saturation in metal Binder Jetting
  • Insights from the 2022 International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides
  • Additive Manufacturing at CeramTec
  • The carbon footprint of injection moulding machines
  • Calculating the sintering shrinkage of MIM parts

The latest news from the MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM industries

Don't miss any new issue of PIM International, and stay up to date with the latest industry news. Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free-to-access PIM International magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM from a commercial and technological perspective through:

    • Reports on visits to leading part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news

    All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

     

    Browse the archive

     

    Looking for suppliers of materials, production equipment and finished MIM, CIM or sinter-based AM parts?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PIM International.

    • Metal powders
    • MIM, CIM & AM parts producers
    • Binders & feedstocks
    • Feedstock mixers
    • Furnaces & furnace supplies
    • Atmospheres & gas generation
    • HIP systems & services
    • Injection moulding machines
    • AM technology
    • Debinding systems
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap