Useful web links 

Our useful structural technology and materials web links evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists.

General Links

A to Z of Materials 
Free knowledge tool providing information on materials 

American National Standards Institution (ANSI) 
Coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the US 

American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) 
Voluntary standards development organisation. Source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services 

ASM International 
International society for materials engineers and scientists

British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM) 
Non profit making scientific, educational and promotional organisation to advance the knowledge of strain measurement, stress analysis and related areas of experimental mechanics

Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) 
Worldwide membership society offering a forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experience

ESDU (Engineering Science Data Units) 
Validated engineering design data, methods and software. Search for datasheets or view the abstracts. Full-text datasheets can be viewed in the IMechE library or are available to members for one week postal loan

UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity 

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) 
International (UK based) professional body 

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) 
International (UK based) professional body for structural engineering

London Metal Exchange 
Website of the non-ferrous metals market. Includes market data and information on the LME's educational courses

Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) 
Properties and data listed by materials property and materials class 

Matweb (Free Materials database) 
Searchable database of material properties

NAFEMS is dedicated to providing independent information on engineering analysis and simulation

National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC) 
NAMTEC is a not-for-profit Research and Training Organisation (RTO) focusing on the UK’s Advanced Engineering and Metals (AEM) sector. 

Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
Professional society of engineers and scientists involved in the validation of new designs and materials.

The Welding Institute (TWI) 
Membership-based company providing industry with engineering solutions in welding, joining and associated technologies 

World Metal Index 
Information service on standards and specifications for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals worldwide. The IMechE library subscribes to this service and can request information on behalf of members


Aluminum Association 
US-based membership association 

Aluminium Federation 
Trade association for the UK aluminium industry 

Aluminium International Today 
Complementary website to the printed publication 

Cement, concrete and mineral products

Mineral Products Association (MPA) 
Trade body for the UK's aggregates, cement and concrete industries 

MPA: The Cement Industry 
Website of the Mineral Products Association Cement division 

MPA: The Concrete Centre 
Website of the Mineral Products Association Concrete division 


British Ceramic Confederation 
UK trade association for the ceramics industry



Copper Development Association 
US-based membership body 

Copper Development Association (UK branch) 


Corrosion Source 
Provides technical information related to corrosion 

Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering 
Online journal 

NACE International 
Association dedicated to protecting people, assets and environment from the effects of corrosion 


British Glass 
UK trade association

Iron and steel 

American Iron and Steel Institute 
Membership association. Website provides steel industry and markets information and consumer resources 

British Stainless Steel Association 
Detailed technical database available on all aspects related to stainless steel 

World Steel Association 
Industry membership association

Iron and steel statistics bureau 
Offers publications and custom reports covering UK, European and Global trade in steel and raw materials 

Nickel Institute 
Detailed technical reports available for free about nickel and nickel containing materials 

Steel Times International 
Breaking news stories and searchable news archive 

UK Steel 
Trade association for the UK steel industry

Plastics, polymers and rubber 

British Plastics Federation 
Trade association for the UK plastic industry 

British Plastics & Rubber Online 
Online monthly magazine for plastics and rubber processors in the UK ~

British Rubber & Polyurethane Products Association 
UK trade association 

Rubber news 
Subscription required for full access but includes free information on conferences and a directory and buyers guide


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