Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division

In its broadest scope, the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) provides a home for TMS members whose work is related to manufacturing from product design to production, integrating process control technology into manufacturing (e.g., applying concepts from the intelligent processing of materials to intelligent design and manufacture), and basic and applied research into key materials technologies that impact manufacturing processes (e.g., solidification, powder metallurgy, and shaping and forming). The modeling, simulation, and control of materials as they affect manufacturing processes is also a key focus of the division.

If you are a member of the MPMD Council, click here to visit the MPMD Council pages.

Meet the MPMD Chair

Corbett Battaile

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Get Involved

You can contribute to the work of the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division by joining a TMS technical committee. Begin by selecting the MPMD committee that best aligns with your professional interests. TMS issues a Call for Volunteers each year in February, inviting members to join a TMS technical committee. You can respond to this call for volunteers and attend a technical committee meeting in person at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Please Note: TMS membership is required for committee membership.

As a technical committee member, you can become further involved in developing technical programming, publications content, and professional development events. You can also get involved by nominating a candidate for an MPMD award, which recognizes excellence within the MPMD's scope of activities. For a complete listing of ways to get involved with TMS, visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website.

In 2017, TMS also held a Materials Photography Contest to support Technical Division Scholarships. To see contest entries, view the album on Flickr.

For More Information

Please visit the Volunteer Resources section of the site. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact the TMS Volunteerism Staff.