||Processing metals and ceramics from raw materials into net shapes is energy intensive. For example sintering of ceramics from powders requires long periods at very high temperatures. Metallic alloys require melting, casting and hot-working. The Symposium invites presentations that focus on a new paradigm where energy is injected directly into the workpiece in the solid state. Often the process times are short, and furnace temperatures are low. Ultrahigh heating rates, microwaves, spark plasma sintering, laser processing, and flash sintering are some of the emerging technologies that will shape the future. The science is alluring since these processes can lead to the creation of "far-from-equilibrium" materials. The energy savings can be huge. It is time to think about transitioning these incipient technologies into manufacturing.