• Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 36, No. 13

    Materials Science & Technology Division
    Materials Science and Technology , Vol. 36, No. 13 is now available. Members can access the papers free of charge.
  • Making nylon with bacteria

    Materials World magazine
  • IOM3 publishes 2019 Annual Report

    The Institute has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019. The report highlights the Institute's 150th anniversary celebrations, covering all departments, local societies and technical communities. The report also features IOM3 award winners and events.
  • 2020 IOM3 Annual General Meeting

    The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining was held on 3 September 2020 online. This news article has been updated with a recording of the webinar and a list of questions asked.
  • £350 million unveiled to cut emissions and help fuel UK’s ‘green recovery’

    The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £350 million investment package to cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from COVID-19. It aims to help the UK meet its legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The Prime Minister hopes this will help businesses to decarbonise across the heavy industry, construction, space and transport sectors and to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of green innovation.
  • Fabrics that blow hot and cold on demand

    Materials World magazine
    A new material that can change temperature could be used for clothing, heating and cooling the wearer on demand. The film made of carbon nanotubes (CNT) has combined thermal, electrical and physical properties that have potential for developing the next-generation of smart fabrics, say researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State), USA.
  • Speeding up 3D printing of glass and ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers from Yokohama National University, Japan, claim they can now 3D print ceramic and glass structures in just five hours. Stereolithography usually takes a total of two days.
  • Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • Fatigue and structural integrity to be the focus of Innovation Centre

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Coventry University, UK, and TWI Ltd are setting up the Fatigue and Structural Integrity Innovation Centre. It is intended to become an internationally leading centre of excellence in the fields of fatigue and structural integrity.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.