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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In a flash – reducing energy demand for processing ceramics

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An Introduction to Material Selection Virtual Course

An introduction of the principles of materials selection for engineering applications, exploring metallurgical, mechanical and environmental factors.

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Fundamentals of Asset Management

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

An Introduction to EPR for Packaging

One-day course providing an overview of the new Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging


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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Latest job vacancies

Chemistry and Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Open Ended
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
  • Closing date: 22 May 2022

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) one of Europe’s largest research organisations and part of UKRI (United Kingdom Research & Innovation) is looking for a Chemistry and Materials Scientist to join a dedicated team of experts working on some the most exciting science in the UK today.

Graduate Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
  • Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

Renishaw’s Group Engineering Division is seeking to recruit a Graduate Materials Scientist that will provide specialist support to the business divisions.

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