Speaking personally on behalf of the American Society for Metals, but by proxy, so to speak, for the British Institute of Metals, The Metallurgical Society of AIME, the Japan Institute of Metals, and the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences, we welcome all attendees to this Second International Conference on this rather unique material — Titanium: a conference covering all aspects of the science, technology and application of titanium and its alloys, from its extraction through utilization. I use the word “unique” not only because of titanium’s metallurgical properties and behavior, but also because of its seemingly endless fascination to scientists, engineers, and designers alike, and also because of the unusual economic history which has followed the industry, and often plagued it, since the early development days.
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