Industrial Affiliate Scheme

Selecting the right materials and processes is critical for competitive, profitable products. The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has an unrivalled knowledge of engineering materials and their processing. The aim of the Institute’s Industrial Affiliate Scheme (IAS) is to bring the benefits of membership to companies as a whole, giving rapid access to the Institute’s information services and assistance with solving materials problems.

Who should join?

The Industrial Affiliate Scheme is geared to companies who do not have specific in-house expertise, and need help and advice with their materials problems through a local Materials Adviser.

The IAS membership drive was originally focused on small and medium sized companies when the scheme was launched in 1996. This is still the case, but at the same time the IAS has broadened its appeal and now boasts several household names amongst its members, including Nokia and Lotus. Company membership now stands in excess of 200 members.

Typical questions
Examples of typical questions and problems from IAS members.

Key benefits

  • Impartial, confidential advice on materials problems
  • FREE access to the Materials Information Service (MIS) Help Desk
  • A block of free consultancy from MIS Materials Advisers
  • Discounts on advertising in Institute journals
  • Discounts on abstracting and indexing services
  • Free subscription to the Institute’s monthly members’ journal, Materials World, and special rates for other Institute publications
  • Discounts on cost of room hire at 1Carlton House Terrace in London.
  • Reduced rates for Institute products and services, including conferences, seminars, workshops, CPD, training programmes, and publications
  • Networking opportunities

Membership fees

Companies can join the Industrial Affiliate Scheme by payment of an annual fee, based on turnover on a sliding scale. Membership is site specific, but any employee on that site can access the scheme.

Annual turnover Annual fee (£)
under £1 million £350 + VAT = £411.25
£1 to 3 million £450 + VAT = £520.75
£3 to 5 million £550 + VAT = £646.25
over £5 million £650 + VAT = £763.75

Application form (word document) available here.

Further information

For further information on the IAS Jan Czerski on 0161 969 6355 Fax 0161 282 3511 or Email