International Standards Bodies

VAMAS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both ISO and IEC under which these international standards development organizations (SDO) have agreed to publish Technology Trends Assessments (TTAs) based on the work of VAMAS to accelerate the development of standards in advanced materials.

  • ISO/TTA 1:1994 Advanced technical ceramics -- Unified classification system. Also adopted in ISO TC206: 15165 on Fine Ceramics.

  • ISO/TTA 2:1997 Tensile tests for discontinuously reinforced metal matrix composites at ambient temperatures

  • ISO/TTA 3:2001 Polycrystalline materials -- Determination of residual stresses by neutron diffraction

  • ISO/TTA 4:2002 Measurement of thermal conductivity of thin films on silicon substrates

  • ISO/TTA 5:2007 Code of practice for creep/fatigue testing of cracked components

World Materials Research Institute Forum (WMRIF)

In July 2008, VAMAS and the World Material Research Institute Forum (WMRIF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will encourage information exchange and possible joint work items between the two organizations.

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)

A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation has been signed with the BIPM. This leads the way to collaborate and identify key metrological traceability issues affecting the comparability and accuracy of the measurement of materials properties.