West of England Metals and Materials Association
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About the WEMMA

The WEMMA is affiliated to Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It aims to provide a service to all materials professionals in the West of England by organizing talks and events and providing a focus for discussions. WEMMA lectures are accredited for professional development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. On request those attending will receive an official Professional Development Certificate for their log. The WEMMA committee is elected at the AGM.


2015-2016 Programme

The 2015-2016 programme starts with Alan Shepherd's talk on corrosion resistant steel for Airbus landing gear at the BAWA on Sep 17.

Past Events

The WEMMA 2014-2015 programme ended in May.

Woolcool packaging from talk in 2014-2015 programme
Cannon from Baltic

The WEMMA summer event for 2014 was a visit to the Big Pit and the Penderyn Distillery.

The Big Pit
The Big Pit
Penderyn Distillery
At the Big Pit

The WEMMA summer event for 2013 was a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.

Part of the WEMMA group at the Fleet Air Arm Museum
Rolls-Royce Pegasus vectored thrust turbofan
Rolls-Royce Pegasus

The 2011-2012 programme began on October 2nd, 2011 with a visit to Wavin Plastics and ended on June 16th, 2012 with a visit to Steam - Swindon

The North Star locomotive at Steam - Swindon
North Star Locomotive

To conclude its 2011-2012 programme, the WEMMA witnessed craft glass-making at Bristol Blue Glassworks

Glassmaking demonstration Glassmaking talk
Glassmaking Glassmaking