• IOM3 publishes 2019 Annual Report

    IOM3
    The Institute has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019. The report highlights the Institute's 150th anniversary celebrations, covering all departments, local societies and technical communities. The report also features IOM3 award winners and events.
  • Leaving a good impression with a brushstroke

    Materials World magazine
    3D reconstructions of impressionist-style brushstrokes could elevate the sensory experience for visitors to art galleries and improve conservation.
  • Detoxifying water without solvents

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers from Swansea University, UK, claim they have developed an environmentally friendly water treatment method that is solvent-free and scalable.
  • Fabrics that blow hot and cold on demand

    Materials World magazine
    A new material that can change temperature could be used for clothing, heating and cooling the wearer on demand. The film made of carbon nanotubes (CNT) has combined thermal, electrical and physical properties that have potential for developing the next-generation of smart fabrics, say researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State), USA.
  • Speeding up 3D printing of glass and ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers from Yokohama National University, Japan, claim they can now 3D print ceramic and glass structures in just five hours. Stereolithography usually takes a total of two days.
  • Support for members

    IOM3
    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    IOM3
    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    IOM3
    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Delivering virtual training in unprecedented times

    Materials World magazine
    The Institute’s Training Academy runs courses to support the professional development of members and non-members working in materials, minerals and mining engineering and their related industries.
  • Get talking - The future for energy materials

    Materials World magazine
    What are the implications for materials engineering in the energy transition? Professor Roy Faulkner FIMMM of Loughborough Materials Ltd, UK, pens his thoughts.

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