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Standard Edition

Standard Edition

Supporting most materials-related courses, from introductory level courses, machine design, strength of materials, through to advanced design project work. Its three levels grow in depth (number of properties covered) and breadth (number of materials). At each level, additional data enables progression with the student, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials through to a comprehensive set of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic and environmental properties for over 3,900 engineering materials.

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Aerospace Edition

Aerospace Edition

High-temperature engineering applications can be explored using authoritative temperature-dependent data from the MMPDS dataset (formerly MIL-HDBK 5), the industry-standard for aero alloys. And you can study composites with the respected CMH-17 data. These augment the standard CES EduPack Materials & Processes data, which offers broad coverage of engineering materials, with different levels to support each stage in a student's progress from pre-university to post-graduate. The Synthesizer Tool enables creation of models and their application to the data—for example, to predict properties of hybrid materials when studying lightweighting, or for part cost estimation when comparing manufacturing routes.

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Architecture Edition

Architecture Edition

Supporting materials-related courses and design studios, from introductory level to advanced design project work. The Architecture Edition includes an adapted version of the core CES EduPack Materials & Processes database which categorizes materials by the building sub-system and inspires students with images of materials used in architecture, and alternative materials not yet used. Two levels of data enable progression with the student, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials to a set of more than 120 materials with mechanical, thermal, hygrothermal, durability and flammability properties. Environmental properties are included, including water usage and other properties important for LEED certification. The Eco Audit Tool is particularly useful in design classes to enable discussion and modelling of different options.

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Bio Engineering Edition

Bio Engineering Edition

Supporting the investigation of bio-derived, bio-medical, biological and natural materials. Particularly useful for courses that cover biomimicry and new material design, selection of materials that are biocompatible, and the production of materials from natural products. Its two levels grow in depth (number of properties covered) and breadth (number of materials). At each level, additional data enables progression with the student, from an initial subset of the 256 materials through to a comprehensive set of mechanical, thermal, and optical properties, plus bio properties, including biocompatibility, sterilizability, medical grades, trade names and applications for over 3,900 engineering materials. Links to the ASM Medical Materials Database offer even more detailed information for those subscribed to it.

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Sustainability & the Built Environment Edition

Sustainability & the Built Environment Edition

This Edition combines Level 2 data from the Architecture database with the comprehensive data at Level 3. It provides mechanical, thermal, optical, flammability, durability, magnetic and environmental properties for over 3,900 engineering materials. Information on water usage, embodied energy, toxicity, carbon footprint, NOx and SOx values are important for courses that promote designing to LEED Certification standards. The Enhanced Eco Audit Tool enables more detailed environmental audits of products and buildings, at each stage of their life, including their cost. The Synthesizer Tool helps model the properties of hybrid materials, including sandwich panels and naturally based composites, which can be useful for optimizing design.

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Design Edition

Design Edition

For basic, introductory level courses, this Edition provides information on around 100 of the most common materials and processes. It has inspiring images, searchable typical uses, and accessible data. A Process Cost Model allows comparison of shaping properties in terms of relative cost per unit. The Eco Audit Tool allows students to explore scenarios for different designs.

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Eco Design Edition

Eco Design Edition

Supporting most materials-related courses, from introductory level through to advanced design project work. The three levels of the Materials & Proecsses database include environmental property data and grow in depth (number of properties covered) and breadth (number of materials). At each level, additional data enables progression with the student, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials through to a comprehensive set of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic and environmental properties for over 3,900 engineering materials. Environmental properties include geoeconomic data, mining areas, data on embodied energy and carbon footprint, restricted substances, recycling and end of life. This facilitates a more sophisticated selection of materials. 

The Enhanced Eco Audit Tool enables in-depth study of environmental impact and cost through the product lifecycle. The Synthesizer Tool helps model the properties of hybrid materials (useful for lightweighting) and allows you to explore the economics of design using the Part Cost Estimator.

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Energy Edition

Energy Edition

Supporting most materials-related courses, from introductory level through to advanced design project work. The three of the Materials & Processes database grow in depth (number of properties covered) and breadth (number of materials). At each level, additional data enables progression with the student, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials through to a comprehensive set of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic and environmental properties for over 3,900 engineering materials. Level 3 in thie Edition contains extra data tables covering energy storage, nuclear power and low carbon power systems. These data tables describe each system, and the materials used in them, and present comparable data on the resources used in energy storage and production.

The Enhanced Eco Audit Tool enables in-depth study of environmental impact and cost through the product lifecycle. The Synthesizer Tool helps model the properties of hybrid materials (useful for lightweighting) and allows you to explore the economics of design using the Part Cost Estimator.

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Polymer Edition

Polymer Edition

Supporting the investigation of polymers, how their properties can be manipulated by adding copolymers and fillings, or making a foam, how they can be processed, and the impact, durability and transparency properties that make them so popular for packaging. The Polymer Edition starts off with the basics and contains all classes of materials. The three levels of the Materials & Processes database grow in depth (number of properties covered) and breadth (number of materials). At each level, additional data enables progression with the student, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials through to a comprehensive set of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic and environmental properties for over 3,900 engineering materials.

Linked to this database are two industry standard polymer databases, CAMPUS Plastics and Prospector Plastics, with up to 88,000 materials datasheets from polymer suppliers. The Eco Audit Tool enables study of environmental impact through the product lifecycle. The Synthesizer Tool helps model the properties of hybrid materials (useful for lightweighting) and allows you to explore the economics of design using the Part Cost Estimator. You can also add your own models for calculating material properties based on the data stored in the database.

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Products, Materials and Processes Database

Products, Materials and Processes Database (Pre-Release)

Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes are essential for designers of products from the latest must-have consumer device to a next generation automobile. Well-designed products provide both function and satisfaction—so they also require Designers and Engineers to work well together, appreciating each other's work, and communicating. This new learning tool engages students of both Engineering and Design in learning about materials through a product-centered, visually inspiring, interactive database that provides information on how and from what products are made. You can use this Pre-release database in your teaching at no cost if you have CES EduPack 2016. We simply request that you give feedback.

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Sustainable Development Edition

Sustainable Development Edition

Enhances the standard CES EduPack Materials & Processes database with data to analyze social and environmental impact. The standard data provides engineering data for three levels of study, from an initial subset of the most common 69 materials, to comprehensive coverage of over 3,900 materials. This Edition adds data on durability, carbon footprint, criticality and country of origin. It includes demographic, economic, environmental, and social data for 210 Nations of the world, and summaries of regulations and legislation that impact materials. Lastly, data on low carbon power systems and energy storage also support case studies.

A 5-step method for assessing sustainability within project-based learning or a workshop has been developed. Templates and case studies help educators run these workshops. The Enhanced Eco Audit Tool enables in-depth study of environmental impact and cost through the product lifecycle. The Synthesizer Tool helps model the properties of hybrid materials (useful for lightweighting) and allows you to explore the economics of design using the Part Cost Estimator.

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