The origin of the association comes from 1955 when the Argentine Society for Metals (SAM) was founded in Buenos Aires. After several years of work and international cooperation, the activities and meetings were discontinued and in the year of 1993 the actual society was refounded with the name Argentine Association for Materials but keeping the original acronym – SAM - and logo. The path and goals were proposed at that time
- To promote the knowledge and diffusion of the material science, to encourage study, research and teaching, to connect people dedicated to materials science and technology or interested in it, tending to achieve a high level of scientific quality among members.
- To edit or support publications, in nay format, with a scientific-technic character, with the goal to inform the activities and plans of the association.
Nowadays, the association gathers scientist and professionals of many branches of materials science and technology from all over the country. People from the academy, the industry, and also students dedicated to metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, materials processing, materials characterization and testing, among other issues.