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.
The SWMA covers an area from Cardiff to as far west as Aberystwyth. The majority of our events are held at Swansea University.
to promote Materials Science by means of lectures, works visits and any other appropriate means;
to foster & encourage young people in Materials Science, Engineering and Technology and other associated disciplines defined by IOM3;
to ensure the highest professional standards are maintained at all SWMA meetings & functions.
This Virtual Course will be useful for those working in engineering, production and design who manufacture or supply engineering components and it will help them to gain an improved understanding of fracture and fatigue and how these failures may be investigated: