CES Selector 2014 cuts time and effort

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CES Selector 2014 enables materials experts and product development teams to find and apply materials property data. An upgraded user interface helps users to find the materials data that they need faster, so that they can plot and compare properties and select the right material for an application. Enhanced tools for materials replacement and substitution mean that engineers can quickly identify and explore alternatives for an underperforming material, or one that has become obsolete or expensive. New and extended data makes it easier to match materials to applications and improves coverage of plastics, biopolymers, metals, and composites.

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Navigate materials data easily
New CES Selector homepage
One of a number of usability enhancements: a new homepage makes it much easier to see what data is available and to navigate straight to the information that you need.


Enhance your searches
Highlighting search results
It's easier to understand the results of keyword searches as search terms are highlighted on the returned datasheets, and the record location is displayed at the top of the datasheet.

Find similar materials
The find similar tool identifies possible substitutes for a chosen material
The 'Find Similar' tool introduced last year has been enhanced based on user feedback. You can now explore the properties and criteria used to rank 'nearness' of materials and modify them to your needs.


Filter materials options faster
Selecting constraints from a list
Another usability enhancement during materials selection or substitution: its easier and quicker to specify design constraints, particularly where you just want to exclude a few options from a long list.

Explore materials families
Part of a material family record
New overview records describe families of materials, enabling you to quickly explore features and limitations of one family versus another (e.g., why use PBT rather than PET?)


Filter on processability
Processability attributes
New processability attributes have been added to the MaterialUniverse data, enabling you to focus selection and substitution on plastics or metals commonly manufactured by a particular process.

Get the latest plastics data
Browing the CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics data
CES Polymer Selector includes the new CAMPUS and M-Base data module, with extended coverage of over 30,000 polymer grades. You'll also get the latest version of the Prospector Plastics ('IDES Plastics') data.


Select by application for plastics
Engine manifold - sample image from M-Base Applications Database
Enhanced data structures in the CAMPUS and M-Base and Prospector Plastics ('IDES Plastics') data modules simplifies selection based on target applications. CAMPUS and M-Base  includes example industrial applications for plastics.

Focus selection on biopolymers
Plotting biopolymer data
New biopolymer grades have been added to the MaterialUniverse data, including data on renewable content. The new CAMPUS and M-Base data contains data on over 600 biopolymer grades.


Get the latest composites data
Plotting data from the Firehole Composites data module
The Firehole Composites data module has been updated to include the latest version of this data covering hundreds of continuous fiber reinforced polymer composite grades.

Get the latest metals data
Browing the MI-21 metals data
You'll find updates to the MI-21 data on metal specifications, standards, and consumables, plus the latest version of ESDU MMDH, the key European source for design strength data on aerospace alloys.


Replace obsolete standards
Specifying the status of standards in a search
The MI-21 data module adds a new 'status' attribute making it easy to filter out obsolete standards. Starting with an obsolete metal, you can use the 'Find Similar' tool to zero-in on equivalent current standards.

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