COVID-19: The IOM3 offices are currently closed following Government advice on coronavirus. IOM3 remains operational and you can still contact our team via telephone and email. Please refer to this page for the latest IOM3 position and here for useful links.
Inspired by the Japanese papercutting technique, Kirigami, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, have created a coating for shoe soles to improve grip on potentially dangerous surfaces such as icy roads.
IOM3 has submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy that was re-launched in March 2020. This inquiry explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access to critical materials by better managing and minimising its e-waste.
International organisations TWI and DNV GL have come together under the Non-metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) to address the challenge of corrosion in downhole tubing and casing applications in the oil and gas industry.