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Metallography of Steels is released

This book is a combination of a metallographic atlas for steels and cast irons and an introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of phase transformations and heat treatment of these materials. Every important stage of processing, from casting to cold working is clearly discussed and copiously illustrated with metallographs that show the obtained structures, both desired and those achieved when deviations occur. A valuable companion even for experienced steel practitioners.

Selected Values of the Crystallographic Properties of the Elements is released

This reference book presents a unique and comprehensive review of the crystallographic properties of all the elements and will be a valuable resource for metallurgists and crytallographers. The crystallographic properties are evaluated at ambient pressure in order to provide a base line for high pressure studies. Lattice parameters of the elements are presented as a function of temperature and related properties such as thermal expansion coefficients, molar volumes, and densities are provided. Special attention is given to ensure that the selected values correspond to the latest values of atomic weights and the fundamental constants.


IMS Announces Winner of 2017 IMS Buehler Technical Paper Award


Muecklich & Odette named ASM Fellows and Black a recipient for Bronze Medal


2018 Sorby Lecturer is Prof. Jan Ludwik Cwajna


ASM Launches New Digital Courses:

Mechanical Properties and Their Measurement 

Materials Characterization and the Selection Process


International Metallographic Contest
Entry Deadline: September 18, 2019

The 2019 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 Portland, OR, during the 52nd Annual IMS Meeting during the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference and exposition, September 29 - October 03, 2019.

Learn more about submission rules and guidelines >

See 2018 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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