After four years of the selectionmaterials shutdown, I will try to recover some of the best posts and update some information.
www.selectingmaterials.com, was a website that analyzed some aspects of material selection, processes, digital tools, librarys. Also study some aspects of the design history and new methodologies for materials selection.
I carried out a research during my Masters studies on design and materials selection and studied the relations of selection methods within the design process. After, developed an information platform, with many data about material selection databases. Since 2008 until 2013, I developed an innovative methodology for material selection applied to a national database (www.ptmaterials.com).