Material ConneXion, a Database for All Design Disciplines, Available for Trial Usage

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10-Oct-2012 Newsletter article

The Material ConneXion database will available on a trial basis from October 8th through October 31st.

Material ConneXion is the world's largest resource of new materials, housing over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features truly cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world's only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials. Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design; textiles; etc.

You can use Material ConneXion to search or browse for materials by type, property, usage, process, and sustainability. Material information includes description of the material, manufacturing information, and basic properties.

This short video from The Economist introduces the Material ConneXion library and what it offers:

The Material ConneXion trial is available to students, faculty, & staff on-campus only at via this URL:

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