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National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2011Metallurgy, the science of metals and the technical disciplines concerned with the production, shaping and assembling of metals, is one of the major assets of European economy. The analysis in this book is, however, strictly limited to the French situation but, with additional work, could be extended to Europe. The current state of metallurgy in France is not good. It can rapidly become catastrophic if nothing is done to remedy to it quickly. The report repositions metallurgy in its double role of a science and engineering discipline form two perspectives: of “needs” and of “opportunities”. It provides 5 key recommendations for immediate actions.