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Plan to Attend Special IMS Symposium at MS&T17

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of ASM International Metallographic Society (IMS), a special full-day symposium celebrating Fifty Years of Metallography and Materials Characterization is planned for the 2017 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) conference, to be held October Oct. 8-12 in Pittsburgh. The symposium will honor past recipients of the Henry Clifton Sorby Award, IMS Buehler Technical Paper of Merit Award, and Jacquet-Lucas Award.

The deadline for submitting symposium abstracts has passed. Registration is now open.

Learn more about the IMS Special Symposium at MS&T17.


Leica Microsystems Announces Education Partnership with ASM International

Leica Microsystems, Buffalo Grove, Ill., announces a new educational partnership with ASM International, the preeminent association for connecting materials professionals with the finest resources available – to problem solve, improve materials performance, and support professional development.

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NEW! Instructional Videos from ASM Education

View the new videos from expert instructors on different aspects of metallography, such as lab safety, software, etching, beveling and grinding, cutting, and more.

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International Metallographic Contest
Entry Deadline: September 26, 2017

The 2017 International Metallographic Contest (IMC) will draw the interest of metallographers around the world, as they compete for the prestigious ASM-IMS Jacquet Lucas Award of $3,000.  The award is endowed by Buehler Ltd. Submit your images to the contest to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, during the 50th Annual IMS Meeting during the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference and exposition, October 9-12, 2017.

Learn more about submission rules and guidelines >

See 2016 IMC Winners List >


Call for Papers

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA), the official journal of the International Metallographic Society, is actively seeking manuscripts.

For more information about Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, including full instructions for authors, please visit the journal homepage or submit online.


Image of the Month

This image, titled "Cast Iron Striations Under Corrosion", was submitted by Sheri Neva of SEAL Laboratories in El Segundo, California. It was awarded Third Place in Class 5 of the 2015 International Metallographic Contest.


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