The EPMA’s “European Metal Injection Moulding Group – EuroMIM” is holding an open meeting on Sunday 28th September in Mannheim, Germany, in advance of the EuroPM 2008 Conference and Exhibition. All interested parties from the metal, ceramic and carbide injection moulding industries are invited to attend. There is no registration fee.
The meeting takes place at the Dorint Hotel, immediately adjacent to the Mannheim Congress Centre. Co-chaired by Dr Frank Petzoldt (IFAM) and Dr Bruno Vicenzi (MIMItalia), the following agenda has been circulated.
Welcome and Introductions
Section 1. Technology and Quality Development
1.1 Benchmarking of European MIM Companies
(B Vicenzi 15 mins)
- Results and comparisons from 2008 benchmarking exercise
1.2 Overview of Technology Developments in MIM
(F Petzoldt 20mins)
Section 2. Promotion of European Metal Injection Moulding
2.1 Current Economic Situation and the European MIM market
(J Wroe 20 mins)
2.2 Other Activities
- DesignforPM e-learning programme (B Vicenzi 15 mins)
- End User Exhibitions (J Wroe 15 mins)
- Revision of “Introduction to MIM booklet”
- Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database
Section 3. Standards and Legislation
3.1. REACH/ EPMA Reports (O Coube 20 mins)
- Review of the various EPMA activities including
- sectoral groups, working groups and research projects.
3.2. ISO Standards (J Wroe 10 minutes)
- Report on status of ISO TC119 subcommittee on Standards for
- Metal Injection Moulded products.
The meeting is scheduled to close at 1800.
About Euro MIM (European Metal Injection Moulding Group)
EuroMIM was formed out of the successful 3 year MIM Thematic Network “MIMNet” which finished in October 2000. EuroMIM had its inaugural meeting in January 2001. The main initial activity was developing the forward programme of events; additionally to finalise the new information brochure on MIM which was one of the main deliverables from MIMNet. In the longer term the group targets to widen market awareness of the potential and capabilities of MIM, in particular to promote EuroMIM Group members specialties, and to promote MIM to end users.
The objectives of the Euro MIM Committee are “to promote the interests of EuroMIM Group members by identifying and serving the special needs of the members and providing a united voice to the outside world”.