undertaking of this magnitude for a non-profit organization such as the
Science of Hard Materials is impossible without sponsorship. Some of the
sponsors listed below helped finance the first conference ICSHM 1 (*) and others (#)
have generously contributed to several of the conferences and have therefore
played a major role in their success.
Reed Tool Co.*
GTE Precision Materials*
Carpenter Advance Ceramics
Cemented Carbide Producers Assocviation
DeBeers Industrial Diamond Division
European Office of Areospace R&D
Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica
Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
Toshiba Tungaloy Co. Ltd.