Material ConneXion Database
The Material ConneXion® database offers a knowledge base with an eclectic collection of over 6,500 innovative materials and processes. The database is updated regularly and frequently with materials juried by a panel of material specialists. Coverage includes all disciplines of design development with the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world.
For data on materials properties (hardness, density, thermal conductivity, tensile strength, etc.), try ASM Handbooks and/or Knovel:Engineering and Scientific Reference Resources
About the AAEL Materials Collection
Stop by the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library to see and touch materials for creative inspiration, or check out what we have on our materials database. Our in-house collection consists of samples of more than 550 materials, a selected subset of the over 7,500 materials found in the Material ConneXion® database, as well as materials we purchase.
The 2014 collection from Material ConneXion is now on display. Material ConneXion® is a leading global platform for innovative and sustainable materials used in design, building and manufacturing. Our materials are housed in room 2420 on the east side of the second floor of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. This collection is available for in-house use to any university faculty, staff, or student; a database of our collection is also online. Please stop by to see and touch the materials!
Database of Materials Locally Available in the Library
Use this materials database to see what materials we have available in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. You can browse by material type or you can search to see what specific materials are housed in the Library. Are there other materials that you would like us to collect? Just let us know.
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