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Toys and engineering materials

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Toys and engineering materials

This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in context. It explores the variation in materials and composite materials, and provides real-life examples of material use in the manufacture of toys, and how the development of materials over time has influenced design.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the development of engineering materials can drive the design process
  • understand how the introduction of semiconductors made a huge impact on the future of design
  • understand the impact materials development has had on toy manufacture.

First Published: 24/04/2019

Updated: 03/01/2020

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