At Inventables we believe that it is currently too difficult for artists, innovators, and product developers to source materials and ﬁnd solutions for their projects.
I recently found the CORE-Materials OER project and they share our passion. They are working to make a significant number of the many existing learning resources in Materials freely available online. They explain on their site "the resources will be licensed for open use and repurposing worldwide."
They offer a resource page with a number of interesting resources. One that stood out to me was a paper by Prof Claire Davies, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham where she goes through materials used in sporting goods.
Hat's off to this organization. If you know of other resources for learning about materials tweet it to us! @inventables