Date Added: Jul 2011
The Internet, incorporating computers and multimedia, has provided tremendous potential for remote integration and collaboration in business and manufacturing applications. The Internet is making the manufacturing world truly global, connecting buyers and sellers from around the world in all aspects of their business. Material selection is one of the important activities for engineers in design and manufacturing processes. A selected material at the beginning of design stage affects functionality of the designed part as well as manufacturability and cost of the final product. Unfortunately there are not many accessible material databases that can be properly used for design.