WELCOME TO ISME (The Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering)

The Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering is a learned body with individual membership open to those employed in the sheet metal and associated industries.

Our main aims:
To promote the science and working of sheet metal
To provide opportunities for people to exchange ideas and information
To encourage the development of members
To create an institute that people in the industry will aspire to join
To encourage the development of sheet metal working skills through the annual Sheet Metal Skills Competition
To encourage closer co-operation between industry, universities and research establishments
To promote sheet metal working through participation at exhibitions and trade shows


The institute was founded in 1946 to promote the sheet metal industry and co-operation between members and provide a body to share knowledge and skills.

Key events in the ISME calendar are the ISME Skills Competition to promote sheet metal skills in young people and the annual Dinner and Dance organised in association with the MMMA which fosters relationships between members and like-minded individuals.

The Institute has individual and company members and is a registered charity run by an elected Council.

The current principal officers are: –

President Alan Shaw

Chairman Barry Smith

Hon. Treasurer Josie Stevenson

Hon. Secretary Bill Pinfold

Events Officer Adrian Nicklin

Oracle Editor Steven Watson

Charity Commission Number 232734

Latest Videos from ISME

ISME Events

Metal Bashers Ball 2020

Friday 15th May 2020
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Merryhill, Dudley.

ISME Skills Competition

Thursday 11th June 2020
Amada UK Ltd. Kidderminster.

Latest Tweets from ISME

The ISME/MMMA Metal Bashers Ball has been postponed and will now take place on Friday 16 October 2020. Details and tickets from Adrian Nicklin adriannicklin@btinternet.com

Successful day for ISME exhibiting at the Birmingham Thinktank "Meet The Experts Day" yesterday, helping to introduce engineering to young people. Very busy with many families avoiding the wet weather.

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