• IOM3 update on COVID-19

    The Prime Minister unveiled strict measures on 23 March 2020 to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 stating that, ‘people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.
  • Engineering response to COVID-19: can you help?

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global challenge. The Royal Academy of Engineering is keen to help identify potential solutions and facilitate useful contacts across its national and international engineering networks that could help our governments solve problems and assist the public health response.
  • ROLLS 6 postponed until June 2021

    It is with deep disappointment that IOM3 has today announced that Rolls6, scheduled to take place in London on 3–5 June 2020 will be postponed until 23-25 June 2021 following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Nominations invited for Research Excellence Framework panel

    The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The next exercise will be conducted in 2021. The REF is a process of expert review, carried out by expert panels for each of the 34 subject-based units of assessment (UOAs), under the guidance of four main panels.
  • A statement from IOM3 – Organisers of PVC 2020

    It is with deep disappointment that IOM3 has today announced that PVC2020, scheduled to take place at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland (20–23 April 2020), will be postponed until Spring 2021 following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Tata steeled for EV future

    Materials World magazine
    Tata Steel Europe has announced plans to get on board the electric vehicle industry to embed the company into a growing market. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Get talking – holding on to waste

    Materials World magazine
    Sending valuable metal waste abroad means the UK is losing billions of pounds each year, instead of retaining and reusing scrap as a resource. Inprotec Managing Director, Chris Oldroyd FIMMM, talks about the alternatives.
  • Programme announced for Rolls6 2020

    With a packed programme of more than 35 technical papers and 10 poster presentations, Rolls6 is set to be a busy three day conference with speakers representing world-class organisations and institutions such as Tata Steel (India, NL and UK), Whemco Inc (USA), LISMAR Engineering (The Netherlands), Union Electric Åkers (Sweden and USA), Primetals Technologies (Austria), CRM Group (Belgium) and the Institute for Technological Research (Brazil).
  • Getting women into welding

    Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining (WIM3)
    Training as a welder can open up opportunities in a diverse range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to aerospace and petrochemical industries. But despite there being a demand for welding skills, women remain underrepresented in the profession.
  • IOM3 map holdings – finding your way

    The Grantham National Materials and Mining Archive (NMMA) holds a large collection of geological maps and map series from around the world that are available for member viewing, study and loan.