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Material information - Product Design

Know your materials....

There are many different types of materials that  product designers use in developing new products. All materials and processes have different advantages and disadvantages and vary in their impact towards the environment and people. 

For more information to help your decisions. View,

Basic principles of choosing materials

Material information - impacts and types

Wood

Metals

Plastics

Glass

Finishes - paints and varnishs

 

 

Practical Action has a range of technical information to support small scale manufacturers. Link here for Practical Answers technical information on Wood, Metal, Clay and extraction of metal.

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