He carried out research during his Masters studies on design and materials selection and studied the relations of selection methods within the design process. He analysed the current digital tools for materials selection and how they work. Questions regarding the framing of the evolution of materials selection and its connection to the history of design also deserved special attention.
Later he has built an information platform, materialized through a spreadsheet with many information about software and databases for material selection, a very complete study. These digital tools (databases and software) were meticulously analysed.
Since 2007, he has been undertaking efforts to research about a new methodology for material selection and usefulness of digital tools.
Founded in 2001, is the first private database of general nature in Europe.
The main objective of this tool, called Matériothèque, is to provide different materials considered “innovators”. The materials selected for the database are those whose features have the greatest potential to catalyze... November 5th, 2009 | Databases | Read More
Design inSite is the designer’s guide to manufacturing, in which manufacturing processes, materials and products are described. According to its publisher, “The purpose of Design inSite is to inspire designers in their design work to consider materials and processes which are new or unknown to... November 4th, 2009 | Databases | Read More
DOW Chemical is large Company, one of the largest in the all world in terms of polymers. They sell a diversified products line of polymers, chemicals and agricultural products in over 160 countries, they claim to have an environmental policy and rigorous rules for sustainability.
They try to connect... November 4th, 2009 | Suppliers db | Read More
It’s a database of nickel and cobalt alloys of a remarkable sobriety and simplicity, well organized and clear usability.
The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International,... November 4th, 2009 | Suppliers db | Read More