Materials & manufacturing

Materials and manufacturing provide significant opportunities to make real economic, environmental and societal differences and shape societies across the globe

Materials and manufacturing are pivotal to our economy and our society. The one constant in all of this is change, and much of this will need to be radical.

Simon Hogg

Materials & Manufacturing

Simon Hogg

Strategic Advisor

Materials and manufacturing provide significant opportunities to make a real economic, environmental and societal differences and shape societies across the globe. Materials and manufacturing play a vital role in the economies through driving innovation, exports, job creation, productivity and growth. They have a huge central role to play in the drive towards decarbonisation and meeting climate change targets, adopting new technologies and adapting to changing customer demands. Materials and manufacturing provide society with the opportunities to transform, becoming more sustainable and to develop and adopt new material applications to help meet the climate challenge. There will be a need to boost sustainable manufacturing capacity at a global level as we strive towards net-zero.  


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Upcoming events

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PVC 2024

Returning to an in-person event in 2024, the world's leading forum on PVC will provide a roadmap to a sustainable future.


The Titanic disaster revisited

A technical lecture from the Newport & Cardiff Materials Society

Cardiff & online
  • 18 April 2024

Visit to Linney

A technical visit from the Midlands Packaging Society



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Assessors & Question Setters

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: Dependent on role

PIABC are currently seeking IOM3 members who would be interested in becoming assessors and question setters for three apprenticeship standards.

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Metallurgist – Open to Graduates and Experienced Professionals

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing date: 10 May 2024

We currently have a vacancy for a Metallurgist to conduct failure analysis, life assessment, Fitness for Service, and other technical tasks related to power and process plants

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Awards in Materials & Manufacturing

2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes

IOM3 has a range of Awards, Medal and Prizes to recognise personal achievement, for published work and for contributions to the Institute, knowledge, outreach and profession. 

Nominations for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes closed on 29 February and the winners will be announced in June. Visit our Awards pages to see details of the awards and competitions on offer and details of previous winners.

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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IOM3 communities active in materials & manufacturing


Iron & Steel Group


South Wales Materials Association (SWMA)

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Adhesion & Adhesives Group