SAMPE was formed by nine Southern California aerospace professionals concerned with the lack of materials and need to economize. They formed a network of material and process engineers to provide a means for information exchange and to prevent the duplication of effort among companies working toward a common goal.
They formed the Society of Aircraft Material and Process Engineers in 1944. It was renamed the Society of Aerospace Material and Process Engineers in the late 1950s as a result of the developing interest in space travel. SAMPE was later renamed the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering in 1973, to reflect membership growth beyond the aerospace industry.
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