For nearly a century, ASM International has been known for developing new products and services that meet the needs of ASM members and the materials community. Here are some of the major ASM milestones of the past 100 years.
ASM embarks on a three year journey coined "The Renewal", this journey re-establishes many aspects of ASM that brought it to prominence while digitally transforming the way ASM delivers value to its members and member led companies.
ASM laboratory renovation accomplished through strategic partnerships with manufactureres of SEM, and light microscopy, metallography, and mechanical testing equipment.
ASM redesigns its flagship publication, Advanced Materials & Processes to enhance readability and visual appeal.
ASM debuts a new brand platform, logo and identity.
ASM celebrates its 100-year anniversary.
Publication of 6 new ASM Technical Handbooks and the ASM Handbook, Volume 23: Materials for Medical Devices.
Renovation of Materials Park is complete and ASM staff moves back to the historic dome.
Renovation of Materials Park begins.
New Corrosion Solutions Center and Energy Materials Center announced - first collaborative online database and networking products. Materials Park named to National Registry of Historic Places.
ASM hosts second successful Materials & Medicine Summit with Cleveland Clinic.
ASM becomes partner society in Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) annual conference and exposition.
ASM hosts Materials & Medicine Summit with Cleveland Clinic, develops Mtrl initiative to serve the industrial design community and introduces the first online services based on the Integrated Enterprise.
ASM Integrated Enterprise solution launched.
Comprehensive approach to ASM strategic planning results in development and implementation of a successful, sustainable plan and International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) joined ASM.
ASM introduces Alloy Center Online.
ASM Handbooks Online and ASM Online Training launched.
American Council on Education recommends ASM courses for college credit.
First ASM Materials Camp a success as ASM Materials Education Foundation hosts 30 high-school students for week of hands-on, lab-based learning.
ASM Materials Education Foundation rededicates Training Center. Eisenman Memorial Garden completed.
Leading corporate supporters pledge $2 million in contributed equipment for a new, state-of-the-art Training Center at Materials Park and Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS) was formed.
First ASM Materials Solutions Conference held as part of The Complete Metals & Materials Experience.
Heat Treating Vision 2020 introduced.
Vision 2001 strategy completed. First electronic product published.
Thermal Spray Society (TSS) was formed as an affiliate society.
Vision 2000 strategy focuses on member needs and electronic services.
International Metallographic Society (IMS) joined ASM as the first affiliate society and International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) was formed.
One-millionth abstract published by Materials Information.
First World Materials Congress held in Chicago. ASM membership reaches 53,000 with 280 chapters in 17 countries. Society observes 75th anniversary.
Society name changes to ASM International.
Advanced Materials & Processes inaugurated.
New ASM Strategic Plan initiated, featuring focus on quality, materials and international.
First Metals Week held. Data Program for Alloy Phase Diagrams initiated. Membership passes 50,000 level.
Ninth Edition of Metals Handbook begins.
Nine technical divisions established. Metals Engineering Institute enrolls 50,000th student.
Inaugural ASM Heat Treating Conference/Workshop held.
ASM membership passes the 40,000 mark with 165 chapters. First class of Fellows installed. First four technical divisions established.
The first Western Metal and Tool Exposition and Conference (WESTEC) is presented.
Society observes 50th anniversary with 35,000 members, 124 chapters.
Member interest in materials other than metals first becomes apparent.
Volume 1 of Metals Handbook, 8th Edition published.
Full-scale operation of computerized information searching service announced.
New World Headquarters at Metals Park (now Materials Park) completed.
First educational courses offered for home study. Second World Metallurgical Congress held in Chicago. Eighth Edition of Metals Handbook (first multi-volume edition) begins.
Pilot operation begins to determine feasibility of electronic searching of technical literature.
Metals Engineering Institute established as educational arm of the society.
First World Metallurgical Congress held in Detroit.
Membership reaches 20,000.
ASM membership surpasses 10,000.
Society changes name to American Society for Metals (ASM).
First issue of Metal Progress published. Membership reaches 6,000.
First bound-edition of ASST Handbook published. Inaugural Western Metal Congress and Exposition held in Los Angeles.
First Handbook begins. Data sheets are furnished for loose-leaf binder; issued through 1928.
Society's first award, the Henry Marion Howe Medal, established.
ASST membership grows to over 3,200 with 31 chapters.
Two groups reunited. American Society for Steel Treating (ASST) becomes new name. Headquarters established in Cleveland. First issue of Transactions published.
Chicago group secedes and forms American Steel Treaters Society. First Metal Show held in Chicago.
Club becomes the Steel Treating Research Society. Membership reaches 1,250 as sections are established in Chicago and Cleveland.
Organization becomes the Steel Treaters Research Club as technical members are admitted.
Steel Treaters Club formed in Detroit with fewer than 20 members.