MATTER for industry

In a period when it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit graduates with a sufficient grounding in materials science, many companies are looking at new ways to raise the profile, awareness and interest in their industry.  MATTER is currently forging close relations with its partners from industry to provide the stimulating and relevant educational and training materials for tomorrow's employees and customers.

  • Materials Science on CD-ROM - although the primary target group is undergraduates, numerous companies are using this product for training and CPD purposes.
Materials Science on CD-ROM
Online resources
  • aluSelect - is a computer-based reference database containing technical information on the most widely used aluminium alloys, developed in partnership with the European Aluminium Association. This freely accessible web-site allows the user to obtain information about the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of aluminium alloys. At present, 35 wrought alloys and 12 casting alloys are indexed.
  • Open, is currently being developed in partnership with the International Iron and Steel Institute to provide a comprehensive package of informative, advanced and highly interactive e-learning resources on steel technologies, covering all aspects of the steelmaking processes through to products, their applications and recycling. Modules currently available include Secondary Steelmaking, Steel Selection for Car Door Panels and Steels in Construction.
  • aluMATTER - interactive site on aluminium science and technology, developed in partnership with the European Aluminium Association. The first module "Strengthening Mechanisms in Aluminium Alloys" is complete. Two further modules: "Softening Mechanisms" and "Anisotropy" are due for release shortly.
  • Go to SteelMATTERSteelMATTER - designing with steels, produced in partnership with Corus and the University of Birmingham. Illustrates the close interdependencies between the different stages of steel production and shows how final properties can be controlled through composition, processing and microstructure.
  • High Resolution Gamma SpectrometryHigh Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectrometry (restricted access) - an interactive web site commissioned by the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, based on their well-established M.Sc. Radiometrics course.  A must for those involved with the nuclear power industry.

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