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The Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM)



The Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM) was founded in January 1946. It is located in Milan, Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi, 2. Its members are more than 2,000 strong, including about 500 foreign members. The Association is a nonprofit, non-governmental cultural organization dedicated to the gathering and disseminating scientific knowledge in the field of traditional and advanced materials. Everyone in Italy and abroad interested in materials science and technology can apply for membership.


AIM's main concern is materials science and technology. One of AIM's prime functions is to permit the exchange of scientific knowledge in the field of materials, at national and international levels.


The improvement of traditional materials as well as the development of advanced materials, processing techniques, and technologies requires a continual flow of information among those who process and apply materials. AIM's major purpose is the gathering and disseminating of technical information on engineered materials. This is accomplished through publications, conferences, and meetings. To better develop AIM's various activities, members can take part in its Working Parties, which meet regularly to discuss subjects of their particular interest and to promote the organization of related events. AIM has 18 Working Parties:


AIM helps members develop and update their technical knowledge. It serves the needs of metallurgists, materials technologists, and engineers through various activities:


To encourage students approaching metallurgy and to enhance their professional qualification and prospects, AIM grants scholarships and awards to outstanding graduation theses. A special student grade, with a reduced membership fee, is designed to permit the attendance of junior members, free of charge, at all events organized by the Association throughout the year.


Outstanding achievements in materials science and technology are recognized by AIM through the awarding of medals and prizes. These awards include:

For More Information
To learn more about AIM contact their office at Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 2-1 20121, Milano, Italy; (02) 76020551 - 76021132; telefax (02) 76020551; telex 323831 Fedas 1 - Cable Assometal Milano 1;

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