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Charles Eames

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Milton Glaser

Comparing materials properties and uses

This page provides content that explains the different properties of materials such as: hardness; ductility; brittltility etc.


Ther are also written worked examples of comparisons between engineering materials.


Properties of materials: 

Review this presentation to find out about all the different types of materials properties.

Pause and review the slide gallery below to help you understand how a material is selected for a given use based on its properties and in consideration of its advantages and disadvantages. 


The pages below have been written in consideration of how given materials behave according to thier properties.  Explanations given for each comparison and decisions justified. 

Metals, some examples of identified properties:

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