ASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.


As a member and volunteer based organization, ASM International serves as a central resource that gathers the latest applied information from the field and disseminates it back to industry, academia and government through published content, classes, events and local chapter engagement.


By acting as a catalyst for vigorous professional activities, ASM International fuels a passionate sense of community, energizes members to aspire to new levels of success and satisfaction, advances the development of materials and ultimately elevates the importance of our professions.

History of ASM

Learn more about the past, present, and future of ASM International.

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Learn how ASM is governed through its committed volunteer leadership.

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Materials Park

Learn about the design and renovation of ASM's unique 45-acre campus.

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Board of Trustees

Meet the committed trustee leadership of ASM.

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Strategic Plan

Learn more about the mission, vision, core values and value proposition of our organization.

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As a member-driven society, we continually search for motivated  members to serve as volunteers.

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