Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM), one of the 156 key projects listed in China’s First Five-year Plan, was established in 1956. It is the only comprehensive scientific research institute in China that is oriented to aviation and engaged in application fundamental research of advanced aeronautical materials, as well as development, applied research and engineering research of materials. It is high level materials research and development center serving national security industries and an important part of the national science and technology innovation system.
After sixty years’ development. BIAM has grown into a comprehensive scientific research institute involving over 60 research directions, which cover metallic materials, non-metallic materials, composites, material preparation and its processes, material property testing/characterization/evaluation, and material genome technology; besides, BIAM provides industrial services, such as standardization, failure analysis and material database. BIAM owns nine national key laboratories and centers and is the holding company of several subsidiaries. BIAM aims to provide customers with integrated material solutions combining materials design, selection, manufacturing, testing, repair and maintenance.