Material Technology ‹ Previous Usability Engineering Next › Product Accelerator Most product innovations are based on new materials or manufacturing processes, and our Materials Library has accumulated a wide variety of design-related materials. Our materials engineers select a viable design solution and offer better alternatives to the materials already in use during the production process. Material technology is a major driver of innovation, and most product and design innovations are based on new materials or new manufacturing processes. The optimization of design and manufacturing quality, as well as the rationalization of production costs, can only be achieved with the perfect collaboration of designers and materials engineers. When focusing on product design, we have a unique “material database” in the world that contains all relevant information about the sample, such as characteristics, manufacturer contracts and how it is handled, which will be an important source of inspiration and innovation. Physical material samples are supplemented by a specially developed database.