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For almost 100 years the National Academy of Sciences has been serving our national interests in major scientific areas. Through its National Research Council, the Academy has broadened its base to include investigative work in all areas pertaining to both national defense and scientific growth. The Materials Advisory Board, which serves the National Research Council, was established in 1951 to expand the scope of its studies, with particular emphasis on engineering and industrial research. The actual work of the Board is done by committees and panels made up of about 400 members chosen from Government, universities, research groups, and industry. The Panel we are concerned with is the Aerospace Manufacturing Techniques Panel. The Academy has been making studies of manufacturing methods for several years; but it was not until 1960 that the AMT Panel came into full operation. It was formed for one specific purpose—to serve the immediate and future requirements of the Aerospace Industry. The scope of the AMT Panel covers requirements for aircraft, missile, and space vehicle manufacturing.
Smith, K. R.
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