The scheme was established in 1996 and aims to develop partnerships with organisations working in the materials sector. It offers organisations access to the consultancy services of the institute’s Materials Information Service and its understanding of materials and processing.

The relaunched IAS also offers technical support, professional development of staff, access to materials information and research and opportunities to raise a member’s profile within the materials community. 

“The relaunch of the Industry Affiliate Scheme underlines our commitment to support and actively engage with industry,” said Kate Harrison, IAS co-ordinator.

More information can be found here.