Welcome to the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability in the extraction, processing and use of materials across all sectors

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Our areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of materials and sectors, with each offering associated community group networking opportunities, events and other relevant technical resources.

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Our networks include technical community groups, local societies in the UK and overseas, and member networks supporting specific membership groups

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Supporting you to be a hero of a resource efficient society

IOM3 member benefits include access to knowledge and information, career support, professional qualifications, training events, grants, achievement awards, access to networking groups and a free member magazine. Find out about membership and how we can support you.

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IOM3 welcomes introduction of a new plastic packaging tax


Upcoming events

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Development and Life Management of 9-12%Cr CSEF Steels

Showcasing the latest information from academia, alloy producers, technology providers, OEMs and plant operators.


  • AGM
  • 28 February 2022

Test zoom meeting event

Advances in Camouflage Science & Engineering

Materials science & technology for camouflage, camouflage engineering & systems and holistic camouflage including deception.


2021 Awards now open for entry

The Institute's annual awards recognise personal achievement, published work and contributions to the profession, and we have categories for members and non-members across all disciplines and career stages. We have a long history of distinguished award winners going back to 1874!

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition for their work or contribution this year?

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