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What Are Materials?

Materials Change Society

Aircraft safety was enhanced by the development of a strong and lightweight alloy material called duralumin.
Jet engines came into practical use thanks to the development of heat-resistant alloys, and passenger aircraft having more environmentally friendly fuel consumption were accomplished through the development of carbon fibers.

At the foundation of what drives advances in science and technology and changes the world, materials are always to be found.
The smartphones that we use with convenience every day were achieved through the development of liquid crystal panels, lithium-ion batteries, transistors, and numerous other materials.

Rockets, electric cars, solar panels....

Materials that are friendly to the Earth and support a society of greater enrichment.
(The photo shows metal materials created using a 3D printer – materials that never existed previously. Their application in spacecraft is advancing.)

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