Find, Plot, and Compare Materials Data

The simplest thing that you can do with CES Selector is to find the materials data that you need, and then plot and analyze it to understand materials properties and compare materials.

  • Save time and ensure accurate comparison of materials with a single, easy to search source of materials data—all in one place on your PC!
  • Gain insight into materials properties and explore materials options during design and development
  • Clearly communicate ideas on materials and processes through compelling charts and graphs

How does CES Selector help?

Example materials property data An encyclopaedia of materials properties from Granta and other leading information providers— metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, and natural materials.
Data listing 
Search function in CES SelectorFind information fast, with keyword searching tuned for materials terminology and designations, or materials property queries.
Part of a materials property chart Materials property charting tools enable you to quickly create interactive charts: explore, understand, and communicate about materials and their properties.
Sample charts 
CES Selector Comparison TableCompare materials from the database with each other or with your own materials using features such as the CES Selector comparison tables, or 'find similar' tool.

New for CES Selector 2017

  • Restricted substance risk indicators added for all materials—consider the REACH Candidate and SIN (Substitute IT Now) lists when choosing and comparing materials
  • Enhanced selection and comparison for metals—consider machining speed and susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Enhanced datasheet format and support for high resolution monitors
  • Latest data on metals (MMPDS-10, StahlDat SX, SteelSpec, ASME BPVCIID) and polymers (Prospector Plastics,CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics)
  • The new Senvol Database™ is the first and most comprehensive database of Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines and materials

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What materials data is available?

CES Selector property data covers the full range of engineering materials.

MaterialUniverse from Granta MaterialUniverse is a unique database of over 3,500 engineering materials, providing generic property data ideal for comparison and selection studies. MaterialUniverse also acts as an 'index'—find the material type of interest, then follow links to more in-depth reference data modules covering specific grades.
Specialist data modules CES Selector brings together specialist data modules on metals, plastics, composites, and more from leading materials data providers including M-Base, CAMPUS, Prospector Plastics, MMPDS, ASME, IHS ESDU, German Steel Institute, UK Steel, Senvol, and Firehole.

See the full listing of CES Selector data, including what's new in CES Selector 2016 

Sample property charts

Materials property charts (sometimes known as Ashby charts) are a great way to visualize and communicate materials properties, as well as being a key tool to support systematic materials selection. Here are some examples (click for a more detailed image):

Visualizing the full range of bulk engineering materials in property space

Visualizing the full range of bulk engineering
materials in property space

Comparing steels and aluminum for a light, stiff, panel—a typical automotive application

Comparing steels and aluminum for a light, stiff,
panel—a typical automotive application

Comparing a new composite material with the performance of other composites, plastics, and metals

Comparing a new composite material with the
performance of other composites, plastics, and metals

Graph from the Tecumseh case study, comparing plastics for an application in a ventilation unit

Graph from the Tecumseh case study, comparing
plastics for an application in a ventilation unit