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  • Local soil for local people – 3D printing houses

    Materials World magazine
    Applying locally sourced soil to 3D print load-bearing structures could be the next building block for more sustainable construction, say US researchers. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Turning the humble brick into an energy storing device

    Materials World magazine
    Turning the humble red brick into a supercapacitor could be the way forward for energy storage. Idha Valeur finds out more.
  • A statement from IOM3 - Organisers of ClayTech 2020

    ClayTech UK, due to take place on 12 November 2020 at Newark Showground, has been postponed until 2021.
  • Closure of Bradley surface mine

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    UK-based Banks Mining has begun a new round of consultation on job losses at its Bradley surface mine in County Durham as coaling reaches its conclusion and the focus turns to landscaping and restoration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    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
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    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.
  • How post-water treatment steel slag can strengthen concrete

    Materials World magazine
    Steel slag used to treat wastewater can increase concrete’s strength. Idha Valeur finds out how.