Misc Description
Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals Definitive encyclopedia of production techniques and materials
AZOM The a to z of materials
Design Boom Industrial design today
Design inSite The designer’s guide to manufacturing
Engineers Edge Design and engineering resources and database
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining The global network for professionals in the materials cycle
Institute of Packaging (IOP) Society  
MatWeb Material Property Data A guide to more than 60,000 materials
Rematerialise: Eco Smart Materials Online database of materials and processes for
eco–design operated by Kingston University
Society for the Advancement of Material and and Process Engineering Dedicated to new materials+technologies
Plastics Description
British Plastics Federation The home page for the UK plastics industry
Plastics Technology Monthly magazine – provides information about a range of plastics, processes and design innovations
Society of Plastics Engineers International organisation promotes the use of plastic through the use of trade shows, books, seminars
Metals Description
Aluminium Federation A UK-based trade association
Cast Metals Federation This association represents the majority of UK metal foundries
GalvInfo Center This website gives extensive information about galvanized materials
International Metalworkers’ Federation This organisation is based in Switzerland and represents many of the world’s metalworkers
International Stainless Steel Forum Not-for-profit research organisation
International Zinc Association The IZA is paired with the American Zinc Association. It provides information about the benefits of zinc in a wide range of applications.
Key to Metals Provides a comprehensive database that with subscription provides information about ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Magnesium This website has useful information about magnesium, applications, manufacturers working with magnesium and suppliers
Titanium Information Group UK-based organisation
World-Aluminium This website provides information about manufacturing aluminium products, applications, statistics and news
Wood Description
Wood Info Reports, books and downloads relating to global wood markets and trends
Timber Trade Federation The TTF promotes the use of wood as a sustainable building material
Wood Magazine Magazine and books about wood and furniture making

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