• 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

    IOM3
    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.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

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    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • A sodium battery that can withstand hundreds of charging cycles

    Materials World magazine
    One of the first prototypes using sodium in batteries that can be charged hundreds of times is being unveiled. Idha Valeur asks how it was done.
  • Plastic pipes. Credit: TWI

    NIC developing guidelines for composites in downhole oil and gas

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    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.
  • Improving corrosion resistance low carbon steel with super duplex stainless

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Researchers from Oregon State University, USA, have studied improve the corrosion resistance of low carbon steel following cladding with super duplex stainless steel .
  • Self-repairing rubber made from industrial waste

    Materials World magazine
    A new rubber can be repaired and returned to original strength at room temperature in minutes, say researchers from Flinders University, Australia. The rubber, made from industrial waste products including sulphur, canola cooking oil and dicyclopentadience (DCPD) from petroleum refining, is also said to be suitable for recycling.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

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    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Mary Rose brass shows sophistication and conservation is effective

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    X-ray analysis of three copper-alloy artefacts recovered from the Henry VIII’s ship, Mary Rose, has allowed insight into their construction and shown how conservation is working.
  • Carbon nanostructure stronger than diamond

    Materials World magazine
    A super-light carbon nanostructure stronger than diamond can now finally be fabricated, claim scientists State-side. Shardell Joseph catches up with them.

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