Contents: Data on around 100 common materials and processes plus inspiring images and application information. Tools to explore properties, visualize data, select materials, and investigate environmental impact.
Applicable to: Introductory-level teaching in Design or Engineering.
- Understand classes of materials, their properties, and the underlying reasons for those properties.
- Understand the interaction between materials and manufacturing processes and how this affects selection and design.
- Understand systematic selection of materials and processes using constraints and objectives.
- Awareness of the impact of products on the environment and how to design in a way that reduces this impact.