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

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Metal Bashers Ball

Friday 17th May 2019
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Merryhill, Dudley. Email Adrian Nicklin on adriannicklin@btinternet.comĀ for information

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The Metal Bashers Ball organised by ISME and MMMA will be held Friday 17 May at the Copthorne Hotel Dudley. Guest Speaker Carl Chinn on Peaky Blinders, Dancing to Soultown Collective. The must go to event for the sheet metal and allied industries. Details https://t.co/KNKQSOlZo0

ISME welcomes new Corporate Member Skillcraft Products Ltd. Check out their website https://t.co/b9S4TMX26Q

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