What's new in 2014?

Latest teaching resources support materials, design, project work, & sustainable development

CES EduPack 2014 is on its way, with new data, resources, and great improvements to usability, based on your feedback.

For Materials Teaching:

  • Greater support for introductory courses: including updated textbook links, video tutorials, homepages, improved images, updated Teaching Resources, and more.
  • Supporting materials courses in different subject areas, including a new Bio Engineering Edition, enhanced data on Polymers, and greater support for advanced teaching and research, enabling campus-wide usage.
  • Improved tie-in to core science teaching, including a new interactive Periodic Table in the Elements database.

For Design and Project Work

  • Enhancements to support Capstone-related project work: including folder-level records, level 3 homepages, enhanced data on polymers, and more...
  • Easier selection and filtering by material application.

For Sustainable Development

You can also read about the new French-language interface here 

New features in 2014


Navigate materials data easily
New CES Selector homepage
One of a number of usability enhancements:
new homepages quickly show available data; help students navigate straight to the information that they need; fast links to video tutorials.


New Teaching Resources Website
New CES Selector homepage
With >250 resources, new features include: set your own memorable password; log in once to download resources; mark favorite resources; filter resources by CES EduPack edition and join online discussions.


Bio Engineering Edition
Plotting biopolymer data
Based on feedback from those teaching Bio Engineering, we've significantly revised this edition, enhancing the Level 2 data and releasing new Level 3 data for advanced teaching.


Sustainable Development Edition
Browing the MI-21 metals data
Supporting sustainability-related teaching across the curriculum, this edition includes additional risk indicators (abundance, critical material status, price volatility…), and records of legislation and population statistics across the world.


Teach about materials families
Part of a material family record
New overview records, accessible through new breadcrumbs on each record, describe families of materials, enabling students to quickly explore features and limitations of one family versus another.


.Focus on applications for plastics
Engine manifold - sample image from M-Base Applications Database
A significantly enhanced Polymer Edition supports advanced teaching & research. The updated data structure simplifies selection based on target applications.


New biopolymers data
Plotting biopolymer data
17 new biopolymer grades, including PLA, PTT, and TPS provide great material coverage when teaching in this area


Explore the latest aerospace data
Browing the MI-21 metals data
Students, especially those using the Aerospace Edition, will benefits from updates to the MMPDS data—the key source for design strength data on aerospace materials.


Filter materials options faster
Selecting constraints from a list
It is now easier and quicker for students to specify design constraints during selection projects, particularly when wanting to exclude a few options from a long list


Filter on processability
Processability attributes
New processability attributes have been added to the Material and Process data, enabling students to focus material choices on plastics or metals commonly manufactured by a particular process.


Find out more

The Education Team regularly run webinars for both new and existing users of CES EduPack, providing opportunities for Q&A and for you to give your feedback. You can also sign up for  short courses with Prof Mike Ashby, and join the CES EduPack Development Meeting, which take place around the Materials Education Symposia.

Register online for training and web seminars 

Previous Versions

See what was new in: CES EduPack 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006