Processing has many different parameters that can be altered, which will change the outcome of the processing step. This is important because processing can alter material structure. Material structure can heavily influence material properties, which in turn impact the material’s final performance in a product. We can see this connection in the materials science tetrahedron.
The next four short lessons will look at the impact of four key variables on material processing. Use the guided student note sheet here to follow along with the four videos for this lesson.