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IMS Members who are 2017 ASM Awardees and ASM Fellows

Award Recipients 


IMS 50th Anniversary and Annual Meeting Photo Gallery

The International Metallographic Society celebrated its 50th anniversary by holding their annual meeting during the ASM annual event in Pittsburgh, October 8-12. IMS silver anniversary activities included awards, networking events, an IMS historical display, and a special symposium highlighting past winners of the Henry Clifton Sorby Award, Jacquet-Lucas Award, and IMS Buehler Technical Paper Award.

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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: October 2, 2018

The 2018 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 Columbus, OH, during the 51th Annual IMS Meeting during the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference and exposition, October 14-18, 2018.

Learn more about submission rules and guidelines >

See 2017 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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