Platform introduces technical materials to designers and artists
1 Oct 2018
Goodfellow has introduced tools aimed at encouraging collaboration amongst scientific and industrial researchers, as well as widening the use of its materials to include designers and artists.
Materialshub.com is designed to provide a one-stop digital platform on which users can explore, evaluate and share materials information with fellow professionals. The initial database of around has recently been expanded to cover more than 300 materials, including visuals that illustrate each material’s characteristics, capacities and potential applications. Further products from from a wider community of material makers and manufacturers will be added as the site continues to mature.
Responding to demand for immediate interactions, it is hoped that the large amount of imagery will inspire users to share on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. The library is designed to be simple, clean and easy to use, with a modern interface that includes textured photos, minimal font and the capability to download PDFs containing technical information. Users can also save their favourite materials once registered with the community. Direct access to the Goodfellow catalogue from Materialshub.com enables users to order materials with the click of a button.
Complementing Materialshub.com, the Goodfellow Materials Hub app is a digital platform for scientists, students and engineers to interact via a unique online forum, offering a community of like-minded individuals and experts who can help answer just about every material question imaginable. It features an interactive periodic table and a range of conversion tools and calculators to ensure that users have key research materials information and answers available at the swipe of a screen. Registered users will also be able to access special promotional codes, offering discounts on Goodfellow’s range of more than 70,000 research materials.
Goodfellow Marketing Executive Joel Aleixo said: “These tools will open up a world of possibilities in product innovation for designers and artists in a wide range of sectors. Communication, discussion and shared expertise are at the heart of modern research and development, and we are keen to embrace those fundamentals and ensure they are given the appropriate platform to complement and reinforce our extensive range of research materials.”