1.2 - the engineer can formulate a process that will change...

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How does it all relate? The fundamental science of materials looks at their structure and properties. Materials engineering is the processing and selection of materials. These concepts relate to each as follows. Processing → Structure → Properties → Application (The arrows can be read as the word “determines”.) A material’s structure determines its properties which in turn determine the applications for which it can be used. However, with knowledge of the structure and some creativity,
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Unformatted text preview: the engineer can formulate a process that will change the structure and enhance the properties, thereby enabling it to be used for a sophisticated application. So from the knowledge of the fundamental science of materials, engineers develop processes (manufacturing techniques) that dramatically alter the natural (or equilibrium) structure of a material and hence its properties to meet specific requirements for an application....
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