Classify materials, Metals, plastics, composites, SMART
materials. GRP, Resins, Characteristics, Performance,
Properties e.g. Conductivity, Insulation, Strength under stress,
Compression / Torsion, Shear. Testing – Hardness, Ductility,
Brittleness etc. Heat treatment of metals and plastics.
Annealing, Tempering, Normalising, Work hardening,
age-hardening etc. Simple Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
and their characteristics, uses and limitations. Simple
Stress / Strain graphs. Thermosetting and Thermoplastics
Marking out on materials, Modelling etc. Awareness
of construction methods and fittings.