Australian Institute of Metals

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Australian Institute of Metals

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  • Institute of Metals and Materials Australasia Limited
  • Australasian Institute of Metals

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Dates of existence

1941 - c. 1999


The Australian Institute of Metals was formed on 26 August 1941 when a number of metallurgy research societies amalgamated, with each society becoming a branch of the Institute. It was incorporated in Victoria on 13 December 1946. On 5 May 1970 the Metallurgical Society of Canterbury affiliated with the AIM and became the New Zealand Institute of Metals Division of the Sydney Branch of the AIM. The Institute changed its name to the Australasian Institute of Metals in January 1976 and again in January 1986 to the Institute of Metals and Materials Australasia. In 1991 the Institute affiliated with the Institution of Engineers, Australis to become its Materials Society. In the late 1990s the Institute became the Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd.


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Steel Treatment Research Society (Australia) (1931 - 1941)

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Entered from deposit description on 6 November 2012




Encyclopedia of Australian Science, (accessed on 6 November 2012)

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