Communities finder

Our IOM3 communities include special interest groups, local societies and member support networks

You can find a list of all IOM3 communities here - technical communities, local societies and member networks. Please make use of the filters to select the communities that are of interest to you and click through to find out more about them.

IOM3 Members (logged in) can join any of the communities listed to receive news and updates from those groups. This will be logged on your member profile on the IOM3 database. Members who wish to select a preferred (primary) technical community need to do so via their member profile (My Preferences) on login.

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An IOM3 Affiliated Society in Western Australia committed to representing local members and organising networking and professional development events.

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An IOM3 Affiliated Society based in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham committed to promoting an interest in materials

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An IOM3 Affiliated Society in the Midlands region committed to creating and promoting an interest in materials


Promoting equality of ethnic minorities within the materials, minerals and mining industries.

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An IOM3 Affiliated Society in the East Midlands region committed to creating and promoting an interest in materials


The Voice of Packaging in the Heart of the Country

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Fostering understanding, experience, interest & research

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An affiliated local society looking after the interest of members in the West Midlands

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The Cleveland Institution of Engineers serves Teesside's scientific community through its wide range of learned society activities

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An affiliated local society looking after the interest of members in the NE

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NEIMME is an affiliated IOM3 Affiliated Local Society in the North East


For packaging professionals in the North of England - your source for news, events and information from the Packaging Society

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SMEA is the voice of the materials community in South Yorkshire, with an extensive programme of activities centred on lectures, visits and encouragement of young materials scientists. Non-members welcome

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The Manchester Metallurgical Society (MMS) aims to provide a friendly atmosphere for students and professionals alike

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The Manchester Polymer Group (MPG) is a local society, affiliated to The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, focussing on meeting the needs of its membership with polymer and elastomer interests in the North West

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The Materials Society of Cumbria's mission is to be the voice of the materials, minerals and mining community in Cumbria.


The Mining Institute of Scotland is a professional body for the advancement of all perspectives of minerals (including oil & gas) and mining


The Association is the learned society and professional institution for metallurgists and materials technologists in Scotland


An affiliated local society looking after the interests of packaging professionals in Scotland


An affiliated local society catering for the needs of individual professional members and Corporate Member companies and organisations.

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Looking at all things packaging in London & the South of England

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LMS is a local society of IOM3. The society meets regularly to discuss every aspect of materials from ice cream manufacture to nanotechnology

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A voice in the South East on Minerals & Mining. We are funded by a grant from IOM3 and through company sponsors who share our learned society aims.

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SCMMMS is an affiliated local society of IOM3.


Based in South East Wales, we are a materials society that is affiliated to IOM3. Our aim is to provide knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for the local materials community.


The South Wales Materials Association cover an area from Cardiff to as far west as Aberystwyth. The majority of our events are held at Swansea University Bay Campus ‚Äč

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The Cornish Institute of Engineers, a local society of IOM3, was founded in 1913 to advance mining and all branches of engineering.

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The WEMMA is affiliated to IOM3 and aims to provide a service to all materials professionals in the West of England by organizing talks and events and providing a focus for discussions.


Championing women in our profession and supporting women in their careers.


Raising awareness and supporting equality of opportunity for LGBT+ identifying IOM3 members.


Representing the views and interests of younger members and those at an early career stage.

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An IOM3 Affiliated Society in South Africa committed to creating and promoting an interest predominantly in the rubber and polymer industry.


An IOM3 Affiliated Society in Hong Kong committed to creating and promoting an interest predominantly in geotechnical and civil engineering works.


An IOM3 Affiliated Society in Eastern Australia committed to representing local members and organising networking and professional development events.

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Raising awareness and providing support for IOM3 members with disabilities.

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A forum for professionals to gain information, knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of adhesion and adhesive technologies and processes.

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A network for professionals involved in the responsible location and use of the earth's resources

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Provides a focus for the application and use of materials used in biomedical applications

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The network for professional people working with advanced, engineering or industrial ceramics including clay and cementitious materials

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Providing a focus for fibre-reinforced composite materials and structures

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The technical network covering the application, use and reuse of all construction materials and systems

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Provides a focus for all technical, educational and professional aspects of materials used in defence, safety and security

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Covering all the technical aspects of using elastomeric materials

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A cross-cutting group focussing on the materials issues in low carbon energy supply


Supporting all technical, educational and professional aspects of the energy transition


Representing the iron and steel community, we provide technical expertise and advice related to all aspects of the manufacture, use and reuse of iron and steel based metals and alloys


A network to share knowledge and best practice related to the understanding of material properties and how they affect materials selection and use


Provides a forum for professionals to gain an understanding of all areas of materials processing, manufacture and related technologies across all material types


Focussing on all technical aspects of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, including hydro- and pyrometallurgy

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A focus for the promotion and exchange of knowledge on all aspects of mining lifecycle technology and mining industry matters

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A professional network representing the entire breadth of natural materials from academic research to commercial application use and reuse

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Promoting a vibrant and innovative non-ferrous and light metals technology scene in the UK


The network for professional people working in packaging, from packaging designers to packaging suppliers, and brand owners who design and manufacture.

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A community of professionals with a shared technical interest in polymers, supporting the development of sustainable polymer supply chains

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Promoting the selection, optimisation and use of all surface related technologies, such as coatings and surface treatments, to maximise component and system performance

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The network helping to develop sustainable practices across the materials cycle as the centre of expertise on sustainability and the environment within IOM3

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Covering all aspects of timber and wood based materials, and how their characterisation and properties influence their selection and use