What are the differences between engineering materials and industrial hardware?
Engineering materials refer to different materials used in manmade structures or components. Engineering materials are designed to be able to withstand applied loading and harsh environments. Most commonly, engineering materials are classified as metals, polymers, composites or ceramics.
Industrial hardware refers to different types of hardware or equipment that can be touched or held in industrial settings, including eyelets, eye nuts, locks, wheels, bumpers, hooks, handles, hoist rings and other components.
Importance of engineering materials and industrial hardware
Engineering materials & industrial hardware are necessary to work on any commercial, residential or industrial site. Industrial hardware is, for example, used in the construction industry to create door fixtures and handles, as well as locks and keys, chains and cabinets. In the automotive industry, industrial hardware is critical in the design of cars, as well as their interiors. In the industrial sector, these components are used in operations, as well as fabrication machines, measuring instruments, packaging systems, piping systems and more. The examples are endless.