The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) and ASM International have announced the formation of a strategic alliance designed to bring the complementary strengths of both organizations together to better serve their global members and the community at large. As part of the alliance, ASM will begin providing comprehensive association management services to SVC and the SVC Foundation starting July 1, 2016. ASM International will also be present at the upcoming SVC TechCon in Indianapolis to help facilitate the management service transition.
“ASM’s headquarters houses a world-class, hands-on training facility that will greatly enhance our year-round educational program for technicians and engineers,” says Gary Vergason, incoming SVC president. “Bringing PVD equipment into ASM’s equipment lab will provide a wide tutorial range from system design and troubleshooting through process techniques and development. Both organizations are excited about the synergies that will come together with the combination of surface engineering and materials science.”
SVC is the international industry-leading resource for learning, applying, and advancing vacuum coating, surface engineering and related technologies. For 59 years, SVC has been dedicated to providing a global forum to inform, educate, and engage its members, the technical community and the public on all aspects of such technologies.
ASM International, headquartered in Materials Park OH is a technical society composed of materials scientists and engineers who are dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community. ASM is a catalyst for solving problems and stimulating innovation around the world and acts as a central resource for gathering the latest applied information and disseminating this knowledge to industry, academia and the government through published content, classes, events and local chapter engagement. ASM International has provided leading-edge technical, educational and metallurgical capabilities for over 102 years.