Founded in the Post-Second World War era, IFToMM’s mission has always been to bring the people from different nationalities and systems together for the exchange of science and the strengthening of international bonds in the general area of mechanism and machine science. Such strong weaving of peoples is more important than ever, and IFToMM is continuing this mission with a strongly growing network of its constituting member organizations. Support is given by promoting national and international conferences in the subject areas of IFToMM, discussing strategies and challenges in 14 open technical committees and 3 permanent commissions, bestowing of awards, sponsoring young conference participants, inspiring enthusiasm in students for mechanism and machine science through Student Olympiads, and most of all by fostering friendship and common work between regions far across the world for the tackling of tomorrows technical challenges.
IFToMM is comprised by currently 46 member organizations (MOs) spread over the world. Individual scientists can contact the member organization of their region or any of the 14 technical committees in the area of research of interest and 3 permanent commissions to become an active part of this rich international network. Click on the world map on top right to check for the contact data of your Member Organization, browse through the Technical Committees and Permanent Commissions to see what fits best your interest, or visit one of the numerous IFToMM conferences, workshops and/or summer schools to have a direct impression of the exciting topics and enthralling people IFToMM is comprised of. Advantages of individual participation are