Harper strives to be the most trusted expert and partner in advanced thermal processing systems and services for the world’s next generation of materials. One of the many ways we fulfill this vision is by staying involved in the industry through organizations to better support our customers.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, is committed to delivering a public-private partnership to increase domestic production capacity, grow manufacturing and create jobs across the US composite industry.Their collaboration of industry, research institutions and state partners is committed to accelerating development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced polymer composites for vehicles, wind turbines, and compressed gas storage.
The United States Advanced Ceramics Association works to promote advanced ceramic materials, disseminate information about the materials, and interface with the government on behalf of the industry. Members have access to federal decision makers of interest to the ceramics community, collective advocacy and coordination education efforts, and support for industry program development.
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) supports ceramic material innovations by pursuing their mission “to advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramics and related materials, for the benefit of our members and society.” The society educates and provides forums to connect individuals working in ceramics-related materials through hosted technical meetings and communities in order to better advance the ceramics community.
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is an association formed by the PM Industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries. MPIF is a champion of this innovative technology, providing its members with a variety of services that help strengthen the art and science of PM while promoting the growth and welfare of the entire industry.