The first part of the meeting will be devoted to the current and future projects in the EPMA Hard Materials community, including the outcomes of the first stage of the ultrasonic fatigue testing of hardmetals in the gigacycle regime, a proposal on the measurement of stiffness moduli of hardmetals, a possible collaboration on the multiscale modelling of fatigue crack growth in hard metals and an update on the REACH regulation and the new FP7 EU funding programme.

The second part of the meeting will highlight the hard materials sector in Italy, looking at the diamond tools and hardmetals communities.
The EHMG meeting is open to all World PM2010 delegates and the detailed agenda of the open EHMG meeting can be downloaded at the EPMA website.