||Metallographic preparation and analysis is critical to fundamental research and material development, as well as industrial process evaluation and quality control. The characterization of microstructure and the relationship between structure and properties help drive the cutting edge of industry including lightweight technologies, smart materials and additive manufacturing. It also supports investigative research in wide ranging fields such as failure analysis, archaeometallurgy and mineralogy.
This symposium will include fundamental techniques, research and industrial application of International Standards (ASTM and ISO) in metallography and microscopy, for metallic and non-metallic materials, and the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties.
The International Metallographic Society (IMS) sponsors this symposium. Selected papers may be considered for a future issue of the Metallography, Microstructure and Analysis journal.