Material selection plays a crucial role in product development. Materials have huge effect in reliability of the product, but they also determine things like cost and weight. Additionally, certain functionalities such as electrical conductivity can only be achieved with certain material groups.

Materials are often divided into a few main categories according to their properties which include metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Everyone somehow involved with R&D should know the basic properties of material groups, and therefore we decided to make a few simple infographics about them. Here is the first one about metals.