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ASM International (society)


ASM International (society)

ASM International
ASM logo
Motto The Materials Information Society
Founded October 4, 1913 [1]
Founder William Park Woodside
Type Professional Organization
Focus Metals, polymers, ceramics[2]
Area served
Method Membership, Professional Development, Conferences, Publications, Local Chapters
Key people
President: C. Ravi Ravindran Managing Director: Thomas S. Passek
Website .org.asminternationalwww

ASM International, formerly known as the American Society for Metals, is a materials scientists and engineers.

Their website defines the society as an engineering and scientific community, "led by its members, guided by the members needs and fueled by member participation," sharing information and ideas through local chapter meetings, international conferences and expositions, affiliate societies, education courses and various technical publications.

ASM provides several information resources, including the ASM Handbooks, a series of reference books that provide data on various types of metals. These handbooks are recognized as a standard reference in the field of materials science. Examples of topics covered by the ASM Handbooks are mechanical properties of metals, corrosion studies, and much more. Other publications include technical journals such as Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion. ASM also hosts numerous international conferences each year.

As the charitable arm of ASM, the ASM Materials Education Foundation also operates several "Materials Camps" in the summers for high school students and teachers. These camps are intended to educate the public about the materials field, and encourage young people to pursue careers in materials science and engineering.[3]


ASM has been in existence, under various names, since 1913, when it began as a local club in [4] As of 2010, ASM claims 36,000 members worldwide.


  1. ^ History of ASM
  2. ^ For Media
  3. ^ ASM International camp in Russell is a hit
  4. ^ a b c d e f g ASM International, History of ASM, retrieved 2014-05-18. 

External links

  • ASM International
  • ASM International on Cleveland Connection
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