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Technical Societies in Materials Science and Engineering

  1. Sep 8, 2005 #1


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    I belong to several technical societies, including ASM International and The Metallurgical Society (TMS). I became a student member about 20 years ago, and I was able to get a joint membership in ASM and TMS, and stayed a member in both. It is a great way to stay in touch with developments in the field, develop and maintain a network of contacts (great when one is looking a job or change of jobs), and participate in the development of technology and standards for the technology.

    I strongly recommend participation in the these two societies.



    ASM members will obtain on-line access to two very good desktop references:

    • Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Edition
    • Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition

    TOC of Metals Handbook
    General Information
    Structure and Properties of Metals
    Design Considerations and Materials Selection
    Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys
    Carbon and Alloy Steels
    Cast Irons
    Ferrous Powder Metallurgy Materials
    Tool Steels
    Stainless Steels
    Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
    Copper and Copper Alloys
    Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
    Titanium and Titanium Alloys
    Zinc and Zinc Alloys
    Tin and Tin Alloys
    Lead and Lead Alloys
    Nickel and Nickel Alloys
    Cobalt and Cobalt Alloys
    Zirconium and Hafnium
    Precious Metals and Alloys
    Refractory Metals and Alloys
    Cemented Carbides and Cermets
    Special-Purpose Materials
    Extractive Metallurgy
    Powder Metallurgy
    Heat Treating
    Surface Engineering
    Recycling and Life-Cycle Analysis
    Failure Analysis
    Nondestructive Testing
    Mechanical, Wear, and Corrosion Testing
    Materials Characterization
    Supplementary Information

    TOC of Engineered Materials Handbook
    General Information and Data
    Introduction to Polymeric Materials
    Properties and Characteristics of Engineering Plastics and Elastomers
    Processing and Fabrication of Engineering Plastics
    Testing and Characterization of Polymeric Materials
    Polymer-Matrix Composites
    Adhesives and Sealants
    Introduction to Ceramics and Glasses
    Applications, Processing, and Characterization of Ceramics
    Advanced Ceramics
    Ceramic-Matrix Composites and Carbon-Carbon Composites
    Supplementary Information
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