The general public go through about their every day lives giving little thought to the materials surrounding them .  Every item, component, article that has been shaped by people have been made out of a particular material for a variety of reasons .  Ultimately they are made as cheaply as possible while still achieving their specification requirements.

This map is designed to cover SQA Unit ED8E 11 Basic Engineering Materials .  For full details of unit specification access SQA web site here  

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  1. Introduction
  2. Metallic Materials
  3. Non Metallic
  4. Properties
  5. Forms of Supply
  6. Material Standards
  7. Uses
  8. Self Assesment Tests

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