How can materials be tested to check they are fit for purpose and then applied to a design?

Many materials have different working properties that make them suitable (or not) for their intended use. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at how we can test a material before we decide to use it.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.True or false, composite materials are layered together?

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Q2.True or false, smart materials can be controlled by your phone?

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Q3.True or false, laminated materials are built up in layers?

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Q4.True or false, designers choose materials to make products based mostly due to the way they look?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.True or false, composite materials are layered together?

1/4

Q2.True or false, smart materials can be controlled by your phone?

2/4

Q3.True or false, laminated materials are built up in layers?

3/4

Q4.True or false, designers choose materials to make products based mostly due to the way they look?

4/4

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Quiz:

How can materials be tested to check they are fit for purpose and then applied to a design?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.True or false, carbon fibre is used to make top end sports cars because it looks fantastic?

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Q2.True or false, polymorph is a smart material?

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Q3.True or false, kevlar is a smart material?

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Q4.True or false, advances in material science enables designers to develop products that perform better now than in the past?

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Quiz:

How can materials be tested to check they are fit for purpose and then applied to a design?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.True or false, carbon fibre is used to make top end sports cars because it looks fantastic?

1/4

Q2.True or false, polymorph is a smart material?

2/4

Q3.True or false, kevlar is a smart material?

3/4

Q4.True or false, advances in material science enables designers to develop products that perform better now than in the past?

4/4

Lesson summary: How can materials be tested to check they are fit for purpose and then applied to a design?

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