EPMA meeting to focus on superhard materials and superabrasives

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015

The EPMA’s European Hard Materials Group will hold its WINTEREV 15 meeting in Oxford, UK, April 9-10. The two day meet is to be hosted by Element Six and will focus on the properties and characterisation of superhard materials and superabrasives.

Superhard materials can generally be described for the most part as composite materials with interpenetrating crystalline phases that have widely differing properties. The performance and reliability of superhard tool components are controlled by the materials internal microstructure over a wide length scale range.

The material classification for superabrasives comprises not only the superhard composite materials polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN), but also diamond and cubic boron nitride in their particulate, ‘grit’ forms. Particulate diamond grit, in sizes ranging from the nanometre to millimetre scale, finds application in such diverse mechanical applications as fine polishing of electronics components and oil drilling. Cubic boron nitride grit serves grinding and polishing applications of ferrous metals

The programme will include presentations on characterisation and properties, developments in mechanical testing, applications and substitutional testing, with an emphasis on wear, fatigue and fracture mechanics.

The WINTEREV 15 programme including registration form can be downloaded here. Registration is open to members and non-members of the EPMA.

Contact Karen Powell: [email protected] 


Powder Metallurgy Review magazine:

Your email address:

Useful links: Download PM Review magazine | News headlines | Browse articles 

January 28, 2015

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • From powder modification to rejuvenation: Fluidised Bed Reactors in metal powder production and Additive Manufacturing
  • Retech: Enabling the atomisation of reactive and refractory alloys at substantially higher levels of productivity and lower cost
  • Sustainability in Powder Metallurgy: Highlights from the 41st Hagen Symposium
  • Innovations from Japan’s Powder Metallurgy industry: award winners highlight novel automotive and healthcare applications

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link