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Registration Opens for 2013 EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School

The annual EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which this year will be held in Trento, Italy, 8th – 12th July, online registration is now available via

The EPMA Summer School now in its 13th year is a 5 day residential experience, consisting of a series of technical lectures presented by a range of PM experts drawn from both industry and academia. The 2013 Summer School will be hosted by Professor Alberto Molinari and his team from the University of Trento.

‘This is a great opportunity for students and people new to the powder metallurgy industry as it will provide a good foundation of knowledge to build on’ explained Joan Hallward, Summer School Coordinator. She added ‘Topics to be covered will include Manufacture of Metal Powders, Metal Injection Moulding, Modelling, Sintering and Hot Isostatic Pressing to mention but a few. Participants will be able to discuss and solve problems as well as get hands on experience of various PM processes in the University laboratories.’ Within the programme there will also be the opportunity to visit a PM component manufacturer.

The Summer School, which is coordinated by Professor José Torralba from the University Carlos III in Madrid and Mrs Joan Hallward from the EPMA, is designed for young graduate designers, engineers and scientists from disciplines such as materials science, design, engineering , manufacturing or metallurgy. Graduates under 35 and who have obtained their degree from a European institution are eligible to apply.

The week long Summer School course will take place at Trento University, one of Italy’s more highly ranked universities, in the city of Trento. Trento is located on the intersection of important roads leading to Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Venice, Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck, making it accessible to delegates from throughout Europe. Trento has a wealth of history and architecture to explore after hours, with the Piazza del Duomo, with its baroque fountain devoted to Neptune, the mythological god of the sea, one of the cities more well-known landmarks.

The Summer School fee of €575 covers tuition, all course materials and the shared accommodation. The 2013 Summer School brochure, which includes the course schedule is available to download via the EPMA Summer School website Places are limited so please apply early.

Closing date for applications is 12th April 2013.


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