Materials: Engineering, science, processing and design

The 3rd edition of Materials is the essential materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Taking a unique design-led approach broader in scope than other texts, this book meets the curriculum needs of many courses in the materials and design field, including introduction to materials science and engineering, engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding the scope of the underlying science of materials to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching an introductory course in materials.

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Key features

  • Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications
  • Full-color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties
  • Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how fundamentals affect the design process
  • For instructors, a solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class available at
  • Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software; see for information


  • Text and figures revised and updated throughout
  • The number of worked examples has been increased by 50%
  • The number of standard end-of-chapter exercises in the text has been doubled
  • Coverage of materials and the environment has been updated with a new section on Sustainability and Sustainable Technology


Undergraduate materials, mechanical, chemical, civil & aeronautical engineering students taking courses in materials science & engineering, materials processing and engineering design.

Other information

Release Date: 30 Sep 2013
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Print Book ISBN : 9780080977737
Pages: 784
Dimensions: 189 X 246