Supplemental Materials Engineering Conclusion, Oct. 9, 2018

During our series on materials engineering, we spent more time investigating the materials than the engineers who work with them. Please write a paper (one page minimum) summarizing what materials Engineers are working on today. Please include some important or revolutionary products these engineers are working on that will have an important impact on our lives in the future. Also, where is this research taking place?

Materials Engineering Lesson 4 (October 4-5, 2018) — SUPPLEMENT


This is the SUPPLEMENT for the last Lesson in our introduction to materials engineering. Today we are going to take a look at how materials engineering has greatly improved the performance and durability of aircraft.

Please write a paper, which must meet all of the following criteria:

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Warm Up, October 4-5, 2018

During the past few lessons, we have discussed some of the popular materials that engineers use when designing new projects. One material property we haven’t discussed yet is the ability of a material to either be a magnet, or be attracted to a magnet. Explain when these properties would be desirable or undesirable. Give at lease 2 examples each of applications where these properties would be (A) desirable; and (B) undesirable.

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Materials Engineering, Lesson 3

This lesson was a class participation project.  We discussed the possible use of 5 different types of materials as potential components in three different PROJECTS.  Each team promoted it’s product group to a panel of judges, for each project.

Since we can’t create the same team participation for the make up assignment, the assignment is modified somewhat.

Please write a report of at least one page, explaining why non-ferrous metals (see definition below) are the best material choice to incorporate in the project described below.   Choose one or more material in this group to incorporate in the project.

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