• Kerry Kirwan and WorldFirst Racing Car

    Public Lecture on the World's First Environmentally Friendly Racing Car

    Dr Kerry Kirwan of the University of Warwick is to give a public lecture at IOM3 in London on 15 December about the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials.
  • Natural Fibres '09 Programme Announced

    The programme for the three day International conference Natural Fibres '09, taking place on 14-16 December 2009 has been released. The programme includes over 60 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations.
  • New structure for British Composites Society

    The British Composites Society
    Outlining the new structure of the British Composites Society.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
  • Sourcing the stresses in composites

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, are working to create a more coherent calibration strategy for thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA) to better characterise and engineer complex composite components. The aim is to eventually create non-contact inspection tools and systems, enabling industry to obtain real-time measurements.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • Adhesion Society Inc: 2010 Conference and Short Course

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Details on the 33 rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Adhesion Society Inc. are now available. As is the programme of the short course on adhesion and adhesives which is run in conjunction with the conference. The venue is Hilton Dayton Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach Florida and the short course and conference run from 19-24 February 2010.
  • Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

    Nano Committee
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • A Nitinol shape memory alloy-containing fabric to improve the impact absorption capabilities of helmets. Agv SpA, a supplier of motorcycle helmets based in Rivalta Scrivia, Italy, partnered in the project

    Shape memory alloys debut in textiles

    Materials World magazine
    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) have been incorporated into textiles for the first time, say researchers participating in a pan-European project called Avalon. They have developed prototypes using nickel-titanium (Nitinol) wire – including a motorcycle helmet, a stent graft for treating vascular diseases and an orthopaedic support bandage.