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.