European researchers' night

Science popularization project

Institute of materials and machine mechanics SAS traditionally participates in events of European researchers' night since 2008.

FotoLook at how the aluminum foam is created.... If you were a little bigger, you could try to do it yourself!

Look inside the materials

28. 9. 2018, Bratislava, Stará tržnica

Technical materials are much more interesting inside than it may appear at the first glance. At our exhibition stand, visitors observed that inner structure of materials is not only complicated but also interesting and beautiful. They learned that understanding the inner world of materials enables to develop materials with predetermined properties and how new materials enable us to produce new products that are gradually changing our world.

Science hidden in materials

29. 9. 2017, Bratislava, Stará tržnica

Introducing the fascinating world of the inner structure and composition of materials ingeniously created by man to serve him.
Visitors could observe structure of various materials in microscopes, including the metal microstructures with popular explanation by experts. They had opportunity to learn about the relationship between the structure of materials and their properties as well as about the development of new materials with predetermined properties that allow for the creation of otherwise unachievable products and facilities that contribute to making our world an increasingly better place for life.
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The magical world of metals

30. 9. 2016, Bratislava, Stará tržnica

The exposition of IMMM SAS introduced successful industrial applications of advanced metal based materials such as e.g. ultra-light aluminium foam, metal matrix composites capable to withstand extreme temperatures, intermetallic alloys designed for aircraft engines or turbines of future energy equipments. These all are materials developed at the institute for the sustainable development of life on Earth.