Any 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.

National Science Foundation*
Reed Tool Co.*
GTE Precision Materials*

Hilti Corporation#
Saint-Gobain Abrasives#
Sandvik Coromant#

Carpenter Advance Ceramics
Cemented Carbide Producers Assocviation
DeBeers Industrial Diamond Division
European Office of Areospace R&D

Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica
Iscar Ltd.

Mitsubishi Materials Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.

Teledyne/Firth Sterling
Toshiba Tungaloy Co. Ltd.