autonomy, freedom of action, and so forth.

  • Is not to use any form of coercion

At the present time, the Federation has the following 11 member societies (and several others in observer status):

American Ceramic Society

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Society for Metals

American Society of Non-Destructive Testing

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

National Association of Corrosion Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Plastics Engineers

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Metallurgical Society of AIME

Among the activities in progress are: a survey of materials education activities in universities and technical societies, a life-cycle study of aluminum (as the beginning of a series), bibliographic reports on materials wastage by corrosion and wear, and an analysis of sources of technical information on materials. In addition, the Federation is initiating a newsletter Materials and Resources News.

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