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Hi all,
After 15 years of supply chain work I have enrolled on a BTEC level 3 mechanical engineering course. Totally different from the work I have previously done. I am doing a lot of squatting up to get to the level my fellow students are at (and its taking a lot
One of out researches was to investigate different types of materials and their classifications, would this simply be:
Metals: Aluminium, copper etc.
Ceramics: Alumia, glass, etc.
Polymers: Bakelite
Composites: Wood, concrete
Or am I looking at the wrong things? This is for unit 10, properties and applications of engineering materials

Got a feeling I will be on here a lot for advice,
Thanks, Leeroy
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(Original post by leeroy221)
Hi all,
After 15 years of supply chain work I have enrolled on a BTEC level 3 mechanical engineering course. Totally different from the work I have previously done. I am doing a lot of squatting up to get to the level my fellow students are at (and its taking a lot
One of out researches was to investigate different types of materials and their classifications, would this simply be:
Metals: Aluminium, copper etc.
Ceramics: Alumia, glass, etc.
Polymers: Bakelite
Composites: Wood, concrete
Or am I looking at the wrong things? This is for unit 10, properties and applications of engineering materials

Got a feeling I will be on here a lot for advice,
Thanks, Leeroy
I teach maths so not an expert but this is a site our GCSE students use:

http://www.technologystudent.com/joints/joindex.htm

It has further classification e.g. plastics and metals split into ferrous/non-ferrous and wood has various types.

Try google too as I found some good stuff.
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Thanks for tge reply Muttley, it was a great help.
i have gone through listing the metals, broken down into ferrous and non-ferrous, polymers, composites and ceramics. I then went a bit further by listing some of their properties like brittleness etc. While also noting what it all means.
Hopefully that will suffice and its what they are after 😊
thanks again.
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