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The MATto materials library: tailor-made consultancy services that help you find innovative materials.

MATto is the materials library of the Politecnico di Torino that, alongside the Torino Chamber of Commerce, provides manufacturing companies with consultancy services regarding innovative materials and production processes in order to support and foster innovation in industrial and craft businesses.

The MATto materials library: tailor-made consultancy services that help you find innovative materials.

MATto is the materials library of the Politecnico di Torino that, alongside the Torino Chamber of Commerce, provides manufacturing companies with consultancy services regarding innovative materials and production processes in order to support and foster innovation in industrial and craft businesses.

OUR MISSION

We build relationships between companies and, thanks to research, we bridge the gap between design needs and the technical solutions they require with a view to sustainable and sensory development.

OUR MATERIALS DATABASE

Our database boasts over 700 of the latest materials and semi-finished products, catalogued according to their technical characteristics, their possible sustainable use, physical forms and sensory features.

WHY CHOOSE THE MATto MATERIALS LIBRARY

  • a tailor-made consultancy service adjusted to suit each individual company
  • guidance in understanding materials
  • an innovative and environmentally sustainable approach to design projects
  • over 13 years of experience in the design industry
  • support provided by researchers from the Politecnico di Torino

WHAT WE DO

The MATto materials library aims to help companies and their designers achieve success by improving their production processes and guiding their choice of the materials that best meet their needs.

To this end, the materials library aims to meet the needs of companies in every phase of project development, so as to help them identify:

  • ideas for new future products
  • improvements to products in the design or prototype phase
  • improvements to products already in production
  • ideas for an alternative and innovative use of existing materials and/or processes
  • guidelines for the development of innovative process/product solutions
  • recommendations for the development of sensory and/or environmentally sustainable projects

Every design project has specific characteristics due to its aims, context and materials.
From design to production, we can guide you through all the phases that go into making your design project a reality.

Since 2019 MATto is a member of Design4materials network, together with the main Italian research centers focused on the studies of materials for design.

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