Manufacture & processing resources

A gateway to content and resources related to making, shaping and forming materials

This Topic Gateway focuses on the means of making and shaping materials for improved use of resources. 

Materials producers regularly see new manufacturing processes and techniques developing, however traditional processes still have a major role.


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Reusing waste clay from excavations and tunnelling

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Fundamentals of Asset Management Spring 2023

Discover what asset management involves and the benefits of having an effective strategy

Maintenance Strategy Development Spring 2023

Develop the fundamental skills to develop an efficient and effective maintenance plan

Reliability Centred Maintenance Spring 2023

Develop the tools needed to build reliability into your maintenance programme

Awards in Manufacture & Processing

Nominations for the 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now closed.

The full list of winners will be announced on the IOM3 website and Institute publications.

Information services

Are you looking for information or advice on materials? Our Information Services team can help you find relevant articles and literature from our extensive library collections and provide signposting to sources of advice.  

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Honorary Treasurer – IOM3

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

In this voluntary Board role, you will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction and governance of IOM3, and to shape the future of the Institute.

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Materials Engineer/Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience between £29,228 - £38,066
  • Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Working within the Materials Team of the Physical Sciences Group in the Platforms Systems Division. As such you will be part of a team of ~25 scientists, physicists and engineers whose day job is to support the research programmes developing the advanced materials and capabilities of the future.

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Materials Processing & Manufacturing Group

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Surface Technologies Group

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