Industry Affiliate Scheme

Established in 1996, the IOM3 Industry Affiliate Scheme (IAS) offers organisations the benefits of IOM3 membership along with access (via its information services) to an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of engineering materials and their processing.

Selecting appropriate materials and processes is critical for wealth creation from innovative products and services.

Who should join?

The Industry Affiliate Scheme was originally established to support SMEs who do not have in-house materials expertise, are diversifying or who want specific access to materials, mining and minerals data. Over the last 18 years IAS has broadened its appeal and now counts a significant number of large multinational organisations within its membership.

Member benefits

  • Technical support
  • Professional Development of staff
  • Access to materials information and research
  • Raising a member’s profile within the materials community
  • Enhanced listing of your company in our Supplier Marketplace

New features have been added to the membership package to ensure the IAS scheme delivers maximum benefit to its members. These include:

  • Discounted IOM3 group membership for apprentices and technicians working within a member organisation.
  • Increased discounts on IOM3 products and services.
  • Increased online and virtual access to member benefits.

View a comprehensive list of member benefits (PDF 33k)

Membership Options

The Industry Affiliate Scheme offers both full and affiliate membership options. Full membership fees are linked to the size of an organisation and an incentivised membership rate is available to academic institutions. Membership fees are annual and site specific however any employee on that site can access the scheme.


Full IAS membership for organisations with fewer than 250 employees

£650 + VAT

Full IAS membership for academic institutions

£650 + VAT

Full IAS membership for organisation with more than 250 employees

£950 + VAT

Affiliate membership £350 + VAT

To join IAS please contact David Arthur, IAS Co-ordinator tel: 01143 271960  e:

You can download an IAS company member application form below

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