• First MADE event

    Hosted by InnovationRCA and IOM3, the second Materialise Forum on 26 September 2006 marks the start of MADE, the newly established design node of the Materials KTN.
  • Steel master class, lecture and dinner

    On 26 September 2006 three consecutive events linked to the steel industry will take place. A master class entitled ‘Challenges in Steel Innovation’ will be followed by the Sir Bessemer Lecture and Dinner, all held in central London locations.
  • Professor Harry Bhadeshia Receives Bessemer Gold Medal

    The Iron & Steel Society
    Harry Bhadeshia, Professor of Physical Metallurgy, University of Cambridge has been awarded the 2006 Bessemer Gold Medal for outstanding services to the Steel Industry.
  • DTI supports materials community

    Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and Regions at the DTI, has pledged full Government support for the continuing work of Materials UK.
  • Winners announced for IOM3 Awards and Prizes 2006

    The winners of the Institute's Awards and Prizes 2006 have been announced.
  • Metals

    Metallurgy training at the Atomic Weapons Establishment

    Materials World magazine
    Due to a shortage in trained metallurgists, the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Reading, UK, is now recruiting personnel with qualifications in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry who will be trained through its in-house programme. New recruits will receive practical training that requires a fundamental understanding of basic metallurgical principles.
  • Cleaning up mine water seepage

    Materials World magazine
    A team from the Clean Environment Management Centre, University of Teesside, UK, has successfully extracted ochre - a red/yellow clay earth pigment - from a stream running through Skinningove, north of Whitby. The 'Red River' is the legacy of mine water seepage from disused ironstone mines. The filtered ochre could be suitable for cement manufacture, as recording material in CDs, and as a pigment in pottery and concrete products.
  • Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

    The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.