GCSE Electronic Products Revision
Text ©Edward Clarvis 2010

Materials
In the exam you will probably be asked to design a product of some kind. To do this properly you need to know the properties of a range of different resistant materials.

You need to know about:
If an exam asks you to name a type of material NEVER just say plastic, wood, or metal!!!

Be specific
Metals
Aluminium
Copper
Mild Steel
There are two types of metals:

Ferrous
These are metals that are alloys that contain iron such as mild steel and stainless steel.

Non-ferrous
Non-ferrous metals are metals and alloys that do not contain iron such as aluminium and brass.
Plastics
Acrylic
Materials
Metals, Plastics, Woods
Timbers