COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange

COVID-19 is a biological challenge, but as with so many things, materials science and engineering can play a significant role in defeating it. The TMS COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange strives to connect organizations and programs on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic with TMS members who can render materials or manufacturing assistance, resources, and/or expertise.

State Your Need or Resources You Can Offer

To post a materials or manufacturing need or to list you and/or your organization as a resource that can provide materials assistance or expertise, please access the form below:

Submit Information

Your information will be reviewed, and if accepted, will be posted on this website within two business days. Please note that only TMS members will be permitted to post their expertise as individuals.

Current Exchange Postings

What follows is our most current listing of materials needs and available resources. If you are offering resources, please feel free to contact the organizations directly that you believe are a good match for what you can provide. If you are an organization in need, please contact the resources directly that you believe can address your challenges. The Exchange will be updated as we receive new information, so please check back regularly.

Organizations/Individuals Offering Resources and Expertise

Select a button to view the resources available within that category.

Manufacturing Resources

Materials Supply

Materials Testing and Evaluation

Standards, Guidelines, Open Source Designs

Business Resources

Organizations Seeking Materials/Manufacturing Resources and Expertise

COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force
The Department of Defense has established the Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) for COVID-19 to assess and respond to the pandemic’s many challenges. They are currently seeking information on available resources and potential solutions from industry, academia, and individual contributors, as well as government personnel. You can submit your information to the JATF at this website.

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal
The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development has issued a call to manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers to provide information regarding their critical supply chain capabilities and opportunities for the purposes of mobilizing production of medical supplies and products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

100 Million Masks Challenge
Coordinated by the American Hospital Association, this initiative seeks to increase production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) by facilitating partnerships with health care providers, manufacturers, and individuals.

Examples and Inspiration

TMS is highlighting examples of materials companies, organizations and professionals who are contributing to the COVID-19 fight on our social media. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to learn more. For a truly inspiring story, listen to NPR’s “The Parable of the Piston”.

Additional Information Resources on COVID-19


Please contact with any questions that you might have about the TMS COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange or TMS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.