The South Wales Materials Association was renamed from South Wales Metallurgical Association (formerly Swansea and District Metallurgical Society) in October 2005 to represent a move from purely metallurgical focus to a wider materials basis. We cover an area from Cardiff to as far west as Aberystwyth. The majority of our events are held at Swansea University. We organise a range of events such as educational evening lectures and trips to local engineering sites. The highlight of the year is the annual dinner held in July.