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Engineering Materials

All the things that we encounter in everyday life is made up of materials. Materials technicians task is to know the relationships between properties and microstructure of a material.

The microstructure of a material describes its structure of various atoms bound in different ways in different patterns. Materials technicians work is to create microstructures that give the material the desired properties. Materials engineer can be likened to an architect or designer to create the micro-structural level.

Materials science includes not only materials created by man as metallic alloys,ceramics and polymers.
Materials science is also about materials such as wood, stone and biological materials.

Composite material is a material group which is mixing two materials in order to change the product characteristics. Often used strong fibers (carbon fibers, aramid fibers, etc.) to increase stiffness and strength of the material.


Chair Professor Marta-Lena Antti
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

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