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Industrie trifft Hochschule: Ultraeffizienz-Herstellung von Permanentmagneten zur Ressourcenschonung - Online Event

Industrie trifft Hochschule ist eine Veranstaltungsreihe der Hochschule Pforzheim und der Cluster-Initiative Hochform (WSP - Wirtschaft und Stadtmarketing Pforzheim). Sie dient dazu, den Austausch zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis zu fördern und die Innovationstätigkeit regionaler Unternehmen zu unterstützen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Themen in den Bereichen Werkstoffe, Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau, neue Produktionsverfahren, Industrie 4.0 und mehr.

Die Veranstaltung am 3. Dezember 2020 war dem Thema Ultraeffizenz-Herstellung von Permanentmagneten zur Ressourcenschonung gewidmet. Die Vorträge spannten den Bogen von der Herstellung über den Umgang mit Seltenen Erden bis hin zu den Chancen einer sauberen Energiezukunft. SUSMAGPRO Koordinator Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt stellte in diesem Zusammenhang Konzepte, Herausforderungen und Chancen vor.

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Stuttgart, Germany

Vorlesung: Seltene Erden + NdFeB Magnete

Im April 2020 hielt Projektkoordinator Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt an der DHBW Stuttgart und der Universität Stuttgart eine Vorlesung zum Thema Seltene Erden und NdFeB Magnete. Dabei ging er unter anderem auf Versorgungsprobleme, Herausforderungen, Magnetherstellung, Anwendungen und Nachfrage ein. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt lag auf dem Recycling von Seltenerdmagneten und den EU Projekten der Hochschule Pforzheim in diesem Bereich, wie REProMag und SUSMAGPRO. 

01.06.2021. - 02.06.2021.

EPMA: Functional Materials for Energy - Online Event

The seminar organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association covered the powder based functional materials that are currently used, or will likely be used, in the energy sector. With the ever-increasing push towards greener energy production and distribution, functional materials can be a key field where Europe can innovate and bring even higher efficiencies in all relevant processes, with consequent advantages in terms of environmental impact at all levels.

The energy sector includes materials in raw materials refining, energy production, energy storage and transportation, etc. Thus, catalysers, high temperature, radiation shielding, heat exchangers, energy storage (including hydrogen and solid-state batteries), electrical materials, semi- and superconductors, were all candidates for discussion in the seminar. 

SUSMAGPRO coordinator Prof. Carlo Burkhardt presented about 'Hydrogen Assisted Recycling of Critical Rare Earth Elements for the Energy Sector' and introduced the project. 

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MIMplus Webinar with SUSMAGPRO

In the frame of SUSMAGPRO, consortium partner MIMplus Technologies organised a training on the Recycling of NdFeB and Production of Complex New MIM-Magnets.

Metal injection moulding as well as sinter-based additive manufacturing allow the use of a wide range of materials. Especially in the field of difficult-to-machine materials, both processes show their advantages to the fullest. However, development is not yet at an end and new materials are constantly being developed as the example of NdFeB shows.

The webinar dealt with special materials for the metal injection moulding process with a focus on the production of NdFeB magnets with complex geometries from recycled material, as well as from new NdFeB alloys using metal injection moulding.

Topic list:

  • High-end materials for AM and MIM
  • NdFeB, a new material for MIM
  • Recycling of NdFeB magnets
  • AM and MIM as green technologies

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22.02.2022. - 23.02.2022.

PM magnets, bulk metallic glasses, and extreme application materials

The 2022 Functional Materials Seminar was devoted to some important families of materials and applications, namely “PM magnets, bulk metallic glasses, and extreme application materials”. Three families that have some overlaps and are very central in the quest towards efficient production, transportation and use of energy that is and will be the challenge for Europe to support the EU Green Deal. 

Magnets are increasingly important as they are a key part of the electrical revolution, and they are to a great extent (almost all hard magnets, and a fraction of the soft magnets) produced with powder metallurgical processes. Furthermore, the attention also from the institutional stakeholders in Europe is nowadays very strong as the supply chain is critically dependent on supply from China. 

Metallic glasses are a class of materials that exhibit surprising properties, both mechanical (e.g. elasticity) and physical (e.g. magnetic characteristics). They are also suitable to be shaped by PM and show great potential of application. 

PM can also obtain other special materials (and shapes) for challenging environments like in nuclear plants or high temperature/corrosion processes, for instance oxidation resistant alloys, radiation shields, etc. 

In addition to lecture, the seminar also featured a discussion, focused on “Functional Materials and Sustainability” to help highlight priorities, possible developments, and applications, etc., also in view of upcoming funding opportunities.

SUSMAGPRO was represented by partners MPT and HSPF with presentations on Production of complex shaped NdFeB permanent magnets via Metal Injection Molding and Powder preparation for the production of recycled high-performance NdFeB based permanent magnets. 


SUSMAGPRO Online Seminar for users of magnets and magnet-entailing parts

This free online seminar for users of magnets and magnet entailing parts, organised by the SUSMAGPRO consortium, explored project solutions for Rare Earth magnet recycling and production in Europe. 

It tackled questions such as:

  • What quantity of recycled magnets are already available today and in which quality/material mix?
  • What capacity can be achieved within the next 5-10 years?
  • What are the challenges, benefits and impacts when it comes to recycling permanent magnets?
  • How could industry support, for example with Design for Recycling, take-back schemes?

The event featured keynote speeches from the project coordinator Prof. Carlo Burkhardt of Pforzheim University, as well as from materials and magnet manufacturers and techno-economic assessment and design for recycling experts in the consortium. 

  • Welcome and Introduction of Participants
  • Overview of the Magnet Recycling Landscape - Prof. Carlo Burkhardt, Pforzhim University, Germany
  • HPMS Recycling - Prof. Allan Walton, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Production of Sintered Magnets from Recycled Materials - Dr. Milana Karajić, Magneti Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Production of SDS Magnets from Recycled Materials - Dr. Johannes Maurath, MIMplus Technologies, Germany
  • Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment - Dr. René Kleijn, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Challenges of Designing Motos for Re-use and Recycling focusse on Magnet Aspects - Dr. David Moule, ZF Group, UK
  • Q&A Session

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