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ASM International Announces Parker Hannifin as First Client Member of ASM's Materials Solutions Network


Parker Hannifin Corporation has officially become the Founding Client Member of ASM's Materials Solutions Network. The partnership will utilize the vast network of materials knowledge that resides in the ASM members and companies the members serve.

MATERIALS PARK, Ohio (PRWEB) August 07, 2018

On April 24th, 2018 Parker Hannifin Corporation officially became the Founding Client Member of ASM's Materials Solutions Network, a new business that was formally launched at ASM's ITSC (International Thermal Spray Conference & Exposition) and AeroMat conferences on May 7, 2018. Parker Hannifin has partnered with ASM to utilize the vast network of materials knowledge that resides in the ASM members and companies the members serve.

Paul Susalla, Parker's Corporate Manufacturing Technology Advancement Director, states, "We are pleased to be part of the Materials Solutions Network, building on our strong relationship with ASM International."

The increasing pace of materials technology development, coupled with declining availability of materials expertise, is causing an ever-developing challenge. To address this challenge, the Materials Solutions Network serves as an extension of a company's R&D capacity by leveraging ASM member organizations to provide collaborative and scalable solutions.

Bill Mahoney, ASM's CEO, describes that "The Materials Solutions Network was designed to enhance membership for our 25,000 members, and we are pleased that Parker Hannifin is the first of many corporations that will benefit from all that our network has to offer."

Parker Hannifin has engaged with ASM's Materials Solutions Network to solve needs specifically driven by their Advanced Manufacturing Learning & Development Center (AMLDC). Current projects underway relate to applying rapidly growing Additive Manufacturing technologies and augment other materials support across all of Parker.

Robert Pelletier, Engineering Manager for Parker's AMLDC notes, "Material science is foundational for new process and product development, and our enhanced partnership with ASM will improve such activity."

ASM's Materials Solutions Network can briefly be described as a match-making service for Client Members who are looking for materials expertise. Similarly to how ASM has generated content for decades, by harnessing our volunteer and contributor network, the Solutions Network animates our members and member-led companies to service the needs of Client Members, enhancing the value of membership. ASM is uniquely positioned to serve as an objective trusted agent, with the primary responsibilities of contract and project management.

ASM International connects materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to provide professional development and to improve materials performance. As the world's largest and most established materials information society, ASM engages members through a global network of peers and provides access to trusted materials information through reference content and data, education courses, international events, and applied research.

To learn more about ASM International, visit or call 440.338.5151 to speak with an ASM International representative.

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