• A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Nominations invited for IOM3 2019 Awards including Prince Philip and the Colwyn Medal

    The Polymer Society
    Online nominations are invited for achievement in the Rubber and Plastics sector in these highly prestigious awards
  • How a mantis shrimp packs a punch

    Materials World magazine
    Robotics could be improved with super strength shrimp design. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • A farewell from CEO Bernie Rickinson

    IOM3
    Looking back over 21 immensely enjoyable years as Chief Executive at IOM3, it is hard to single out one aspect or achievement within the job that has given me the most pleasure. Some of the activities and brands above have been a part of the Institute’s development under my watch.
  • IOM3 mentoring membership

    Materials World magazine
    Important news for existing and prospective CEng, IEng and EngTech, from Ian Bowbrick, IOM3 Director of Professional Development and Membership.
  • Patent of the month – Composites for lightweighting

    Materials World magazine
    Patent Attorney Gemma McGeough , from Withers & Rogers, explains how a patent for pipes made from composite materials could help with lightweighting.
  • Material Marvels – To Boldly Go…

    Materials World magazine
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise stands as a testament to the human need to explore and seek answers. Ceri Jones looks at its journey from build to retirement.
  • Science innovation at the Mary Rose

    Materials World magazine
    Khai Trung Le talks to Professors Serena Corr and Eleanor Schofield on the scientific innovations used in the restoration of the Mary Rose .
  • Reshaping ceramics with 4D printing

    Materials World magazine
    A ceramic ink can be 4D-printed and origami folded to create complex structures, such as the Sydney Opera House. Ceri Jones reports on this new hybrid ink.

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