Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)

VAMAS supports world trade in products dependent on advanced materials technologies, through International collaborative projects aimed at providing the technical basis for harmonized measurements, testing, specifications, and standards.

Technical Working Areas

The VAMAS technical committees, called Technical Working Areas (TWA), are at the centre of all VAMAS activities. 15 TWAs are currently active.

Projects and Interlaboratory Comparisons

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Tensile test specimens

Lisiaons with Standards bodies

VAMAS has renewed the Memorandum of Understanding with ISO and IEC in 2014. This relationship will strengthen the existing links and lead to international standardisation activities in new and emerging advanced material areas.

Steering Committee

The 39th Steering Committee (SC) Meeting of VAMAS was held in Beijing, China in May 2014 and hosted by the National Institute of Metrology (NIM). A technical workshop on measurement and characterisation in the semiconductor and graphene trade preceded the SC meeting.

The 40th Steering Committee meeting will be held in London in May 2015.