Should you be interested in a particular technical field, ASM offers affiliate society membership to provide you with deeper, more focused information-sharing resources. You'll be connected to the highly specialized events, publications, and expertise you need.
Within the boards and committees of these ASM Affiliate Societies, member needs are shaped into initiatives that lead to new products, services, and events. Interact with the leading experts in your technical interest area for learning and networking that you won't find anywhere else.
The Membership Subcommittee contributes to the success of IMS through its ongoing membership program initiatives including actively enhancing and owning the member value proposition (new products, services and value); growing and retaining membership by demonstrating and reinforcing the value proposition; promoting metallography as a discipline, and improving membership communications throughout the society by developing marketing and sales plans that are based on the IMS Strategic Plan. Ultimately, the MM&O Committee is held accountable for meeting member needs as well as achieving the financial contribution for the Membership product line as set forth by the IMS Board.
Based on the IMS vision, the Technology Committee develops an overall marketing strategy resulting in name recognition and public relations programs to enhance the image of the metallography industry and this society. This is accomplished with the use of new technology applications, such as using new web tools, multimedia applications, and the use of social media to enhance our society goals. This committee implements programs in cooperation with other committees to achieve an overall positive financial contribution, and meet member needs.
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Jerson
The International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) is a volunteer organization made up of industry professionals, scientists and researchers dedicated to disseminating technical education on the unique class of materials which exhibit shape memory and superelastic properties.
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Jerson
The mission of the TSS Board is to serve the needs of its members through the advancement of knowledge and networking. TSS shall be the leading global source for thermal spray information. TSS… your thermal spray information partner.
Metallography -- The purpose of the Committee is to recommend best practices for the metallographic preparation of thermal spray coatings. These best practices will be developed through round robin testing by the member laboratories of this committee. Dissemination of the committee findings will be in the form of Accepted Practice documents which will be shared with the thermal spray community. Mechanical Testing • The purpose of the Committee is to review existing mechanical testing procedures to ensure that these tests provide accurate and reliable data pertaining to the properties of thermal spray coatings. In addition to a general review of procedures (ASTM, OEM, etc.), this committee will also look to undertake specific projects in an effort to help educate the thermal spray community about potential areas where mechanical testing may yield unreliable data. Findings and recommendations of this community will be distributed through traditional thermal spray publications and the TSS website.
The Awards Committee shall recommend the awards policy of the Society to the Board and shall be responsible for the awards activity of the Society. It shall recommend suitably chosen and properly qualified nominees for the various awards and honors of the Society.
The purpose of the TSS Industry Advisory Council is to: advise the TSS Board about marketing and industry needs and trends; provide strategic direction for TSS policies, products and services; represent a "sounding board" for important TSS decisions; support TSS in the identification and development of leadership; and promote cooperation between TSS and their respective organizations.