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A profession that involves applying scientific and mathematical principles to design, develop and manufacture products and systems.
When a force is applied to a material it changes its shape or size permanently, even after the force has been removed.
Removing unwanted conductive material from the surface of a circuit board through a chemical process.
The costs associated with manufacturing each individual product.
Machines used specifically for a particular process and nothing else.
Computer Numerically Controlled.
Computer Aided Manufacturing.
Computer Aided Design.
A material that is made from two or more constituents (materials) for added strength.
A material that can have one or more of its properties changed in a controlled manner by an external stimulus. For example, a material might change colour because of a change in room temperature.
A layer of material deposited on a surface to enhance its properties.
Open wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances.
A product that has a minimal impact on the environment throughout each stage of its life cycle.
The different stages a product goes through from design to disposal.
The removal of natural resources such as gas, coal and oil from beneath the earth's surface.
Collecting, transporting, processing and disposing of waste material.
Energy that results from a body or a mass's position or configuration.
Energy created as a result of movement of a body/mass, whether it is vertical or horizontal.