ECN publishes handy infographic about Materials

Thursday April 14, 2016 10:00

Materials science is essential to every branch of industry, whether it concerns the choice of materials, manufacturing methods, environmental conditions, equipment availability, recycling of materials or maintenance. ECN has published an infographic online in order to shed light on all the different aspects of this subject.



Six processes

The information in the infographic entitled 'Materials and all the questions you (should) ask yourself' was compiled on six phases in the lifecycle of a material, namely:

     Mining en Sourcing

     Design & Engineering


     Testing & Analysis


     Renew, Re-use & Recycle

Answers to all the pertinent questions

The infographic clarifies, at a single glance, the issues concerning materials and all the essential questions you should ask in order to cover the subject from every angle. The lifecycle of a material is set out, for example, as well as the effect of the choice of materials on the environment and the power supply, the costs involved and which materials constitute the best choice to solve a particular problem.

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