IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2010 winners

The Institute has announced the 2010 winners of its Medals and Prizes.
Beverage cans

Ultrasonic can control

Packaging Professional magazine
An automatic tuning system for drilling, originally developed to aid space exploration, has found application in the packaging industry. The patented device is said to be able to shape thin sheets of aluminium into cans, reducing raw material requirements by 12%.

Local Society of the Year awards

As part of the Institute's Medals and Prizes, two awards are given to local societies who have shown exceptional merit in their activities over the year.

Making moves in nanotechnology

Packaging Professional magazine
‘A mandatory reporting requirement’ for research conducted into nanomaterials in food or food contact materials ‘could... act as a deterrent for companies and other laboratories to carry out research and development in the UK’, claims the UK Government.

Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight

Maney Publishing
Maney Publishing is the official publisher for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM 3 ). IOM 3 members have free online access to the Institute’s refereed journals via Ingenta. View this article to find out more about our journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection.