UTS Library

eResource: Material Connexion - materials database

Material Connexion is a unique and comprehensive resource currently comprised of more than 4,500 materials and processes, and growing at a rate of more than 30 materials per month.

The information, including high-quality photographs, and company/vendor contact information is also placed into our digital database that can be accessed online. This not only provides access for those without convenient access to a physical iteration of the Material Connexion library, but it also provides all users with the ability to search all of the materials by keyword, material type, manufacturer name, and manufacturer location.

The eight material processes include:

  • polymers
  • cement-based materials
  • glass
  • metals
  • ceramics
  • natural materials
  • carbon-based materials
  • processes.