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20 Jun 2021 09:00 - June 23, 2021

Sandvik will be presenting at PowderMet 2021 – the leading North American technical conference on powder metallurgy and particulate materials.

Described as a “hub for technology transfer for professionals from every part of the industry”, PowderMet 2021 is conducted as a hybrid event in order to provide an opportunity for its participants to present their work and advance their knowledge regardless of travel restrictions. All recorded presentations will also be available on-demand – meaning registrants will no longer need to try and be in two places at once.

With nearly two centuries of materials expertise and well over 45 years’ experience from gas atomizing metal powders, Sandvik offers up the widest range of metal powders on the market under the Osprey® brand. Leandro Feitosa, PhD, is an Engineer in Powder Technology at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing:

“I very much look forward to participating in PowderMet 2021, where I’ll be speaking of the effect of atomization method and post-processing treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of one of our titanium alloys manufactured by laser powder bed fusion”, Dr. Feitosa comments.

Also representing Sandvik Additive Manufacturing at the hybrid event are Paul Davies, PhD, and Technical Solutions Manager, as well as Faraz Deirmina, PhD, and Senior R&D Engineer. Dr. Deirmina will present his work on the effects of heat treatment on mechanical properties of ultra-high strength maraging steels fabricated by additive manufacturing, while Dr. Davies is participating in the Alan Lawley Symposium’s atomizing session, sharing insights on the evolution of gas atomizing for advanced manufacturing processes.

“PowderMet provides an important opportunity of knowledge-sharing and networking. While we are starting to see some light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, I applaud the initiative of pivoting the event into this hybrid format; allowing for as many presenters as possible to partake and share the very latest in powder metallurgy – no matter their physical whereabouts and local restrictions”, Dr. Davies concludes.

Read the full program and register to join the event


Leandro Feitosa, PhD, R&D Engineer Powder Technology, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Leandro Feitosa is a materials scientist and engineer with vast experience and knowledge in the materials technology, research, and metallurgy. He concluded his PhD at the University of Leicester in 2018, with a focus on developing new materials for high-temperature applications such as gas turbines for aircraft engines, via additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy processing methods.

Paul Davies, PhD, Technical Solutions Manager, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
Paul Davies studied physics at Swansea University, Wales, U.K., and completed a PhD in the field of Material Science. He has five years’ experience working in the steel industry in the automotive and defense sectors and has been with Sandvik for more than 14 years. He specializes in powder metallurgy, with a particular focus on Metal Injection Molding and Additive Manufacturing.

Faraz Deirmina, PhD, Senior R&D Engineer, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
Faraz Deirmina holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Università degli Studi di Trento, and substantial experience from the metal industry. With a skill set ranging from tribology to steel- and powder metallurgy, Faraz' recent focus has been directed toward powder alloy design for additive manufacturing (AM), heat treatment of AM tool steels, and maraging steels.