Ravensbourne launches new materials library for design students

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The materials library at Ravensbourne will grow to include some 1,500 materials used in product development and manufacturing

Ravensbourne University has launched its library of over 500 selected materials, designed to encourage students to research material selection when creating and developing products.

The first partnership materials library in the country, the university has partnered with Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy with some of the world’s most advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes.

The library of materials and technologies aims to help students studying product design, fashion and architecture to understand the use of materials in the design and manufacturing process.
Sarah Maule, head of learning resources at Ravensbourne, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Material ConneXion to become the first UK library to partner with them, further proving Ravensbourne’s investment in the creative leaders of the future.

“Putting innovative and new materials into students’ hands and seeing them incorporated into their work is extremely exciting. I look forward to the future creations of our students influenced by the collection.”

Ravensbourne and Material ConneXion have signed a three year contract, which will see the library grow to include 1,500 materials.

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