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Materials

Designing or improving a product requires a knowledge of materials in order to select, process or finish them to meet the requirements of the product and the manufacturing specifications.
Materials

We can classify materials under four basic headings

Materials

SOFTWOOD
Red Deal Spruce Pitch Pine Piranha Pine Redwood Cedar

HARDWOOD
Oak Balsa Walnut Mahogany

Beech
Iroko

MANMADE
Plywood Block Board Contiboard Chipboard

Elm

MDF

Materials

FERROUS
Iron Steel Wrought Iron Cast Iron

NON-FERROUS
Aluminium Copper Lead Tin Zinc

ALLOYS
Duralamin Solder Bronze Brass Stainless Steel

Materials

THERMOPLASTIC
Polyethylene (LDPE/HDPE) Polystyrene (P) ABS Polypropylene (PP)

THERMO SETTING PLASTIC


Polyester Urea Formaldehyde Melamine Formaldehyde Epoxy Resin

Acrylic

Nylon

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Materials

COMPOSITES
Kevlar GRP MDF Plywood

SMART
Piezo electrics Shape Memory Alloys Photochromatic LCD Glass Solar Panels

GLASS
PLASTER

CERAMIC
CONCRETE STONE

Materials

Density Melting Point Fusibility Electrical Resistance Thermal Appearance Corrosion Resistance Optical Hardness

Malleability
Strength Toughness Elasticity Plasticity

Durability Stability
Materials

Attempt the questions on the materials quiz.


Prepare a presentation on an aspect of materials to be delivered to the group at a date to be confirmed

Materials