With a push towards wider use of electrical or hybrid vehicles, new supply chains, sometimes from completely different sectors, are establishing as competitors to powder metallurgy.
To keep a good position as suppliers for the OEMs and take advantage of this opportunity, powder metallurgy companies need to adapt and put focus into different areas, like understanding the real competitiveness in terms of global life cycle assessments, investigating the use of materials like Soft Magnetic Composites and Functional Materials in the new propulsion engines and automotive components, improving weight reduction and noise control by the use of powder metallurgy parts, improving the performance to make new heavy load applications available (e.g. for transmission gears).
CLEPA Frank Schlehuber will present an outlook on the transformation of the automotive industry and the challenges of electrification.
Registration is open until 30 November.