• A look back at 2018

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    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.
  • Self-sensing components paves way to functional soft robotics

    Materials World magazine
    Material able to self-sense its deformations may lead the way to more adaptable and functional soft robotics. Khai Trung Le talks to Ilse Van Meerbeek about her work.
  • Government launches Resources and Waste Strategy for England

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    Businesses and manufacturers are to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste under the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, announced on Tuesday 18 December 2018.
  • Pursuing the smart factory

    Materials World magazine
    Dr Cinzia Giannetti, Senior Lecturer of Engineering at Swansea University, UK, talks about her smart factory project and collaboration with packaging manufacturer, Crown.
  • Animal chatter speeds up material testing

    Materials World magazine
    Sonar techniques can characterise soft materials at high speeds and with greater accuracy.
  • The future of UK mining

    Materials World magazine
    Khai Trung Le looks at the most promising new lithium, tin, gold, and coal mines in the UK.
  • Photosynthesis for self-healing polymers

    Materials World magazine
    A self-repairing polymer that continuously expands and strengthens has been developed at MIT. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Colombia embraces women in emerald mining

    Materials World magazine
    Fura Gems has launched the first all-women wash plant in a move the company believes will help provide greater support for women in the mining industry.
  • Binding with graphene

    Materials World magazine
    The use of an adhesive inspired by mussels can be used to reinforce graphene fibres, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

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    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.

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