-EPMA is an international trade association representing manufacturers of PM products, suppliers of materials and equipment, users of PM products, and academics/researchers.
We collaborate with other European and national organisations to address issues of strategic importance to the global competitiveness of PM technology. These issues include Industry Promotion, Statistics, Education and Training, Standards, Guidelines, and Quality Assurance matters. We also represent the PM industry at the European Union in Brussels particularly regarding European Legislation such as REACH.
Other key activities include organizing the annual EuroPM Conference and international Exhibition as well as training courses and short courses on topics of interest to industry. We also act as a coordinator for a wide range of R&D projects with both public and private funding.
One recent project has been the development, with our sister organisations in North America and Japan, of the Global PM Property Database. This is a free to access online database specifically designed for designers and engineers in end user companies. It can be found at www.pmdatabase.com.
These actions represent a continuous benefit to members. Members additionally benefit from participation in EPMA activities and networking at EPMA conferences, management seminars, and courses. The membership structure allows is open to companies and other organisations and in addition to individuals within these companies.