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

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

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!

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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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.

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.

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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