The Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS) was founded in 1978. The Society is a professional body for Metallurgical Engineers, Metallurgists, materials Engineers and Scientists and professionals in allied fields with strong interest in the science and technology of metallic and non-metallic engineering materials.

Membership of the Society is open to persons with proven academic background and professional practice in relevant fields.
The Society carries out activities such as:- Annual Conferences, Seminars, workshops, Career guidance and Counseling, Publications and Consultancy services.
The Society has incorporated a consutancy outfit with the acronym: METACON, which was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. This outfit offers technical, feasibility studies and other professional services as an independent company.
NAMMES is the Student wing of the NMS.
It stand for National Association of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Students. NAMMES is the reservoir Pool for full membership of the NMS.