Solving real-life engineering problemsCES Selector 2015

New CES Selector focuses on solving real-life engineering problems

The new CES Selector™ 2015 is focused on helping engineers, materials experts, and product development teams to find and apply materials property data to solve real-life engineering problems.

It offers: new tools enabling you to rapidly specify a particular engineering requirement during materials selection; enhanced export of material property information for use in FEA; new and extended data supporting metals equivalency studies; and improved coverage of plastics, medical materials, and composites. For those concerned about environmental and supply risk, additional resources include enhanced traceability of environmental data and new data on critical materials and related risk factors.

Find out about key ways to use CES Selector 2015:

Find, plot & compare materials data Materials selection Materials substitution & equivalency
Materials development Lightweighting Eco Design

Or see what's new:


Quickly specify
engineering requirements
Quickly specify engineering requirements

 

Link to similar and
equivalent materials
Link to  similar and equivalent materials

Save time and minimize error with the new Engineering Solver™—a tool for use during material selection; it helps you to specify the right constraints on material properties for your engineering application.   You've identified an interesting alloy type using MaterialUniverse: perhaps you need to replace a metal. How do you find exactly the right alloy from a specific supplier or in different regions? New data links enable you to explore metals that are 'equivalent' (by composition) or 'similar' in performance across the vast MaterialUniverse, MI-21 or StahlDat SX metals data resources.
 

Rapidly export to FEA
Rapidly export to FEA

 

Apply quality eco data with confidence
Apply quality eco data with confidence

Significantly enhanced FEA Exporters (e.g., for: Abaqus 6, ANSYS Classic, ANSYS Workbench, NX Nastran, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, SolidWorks) make it even easier to make material selection choices and then export related property data so that your choice can be tested by simulation.   Enhanced data and datasheet layouts improve traceability for environmental data in MaterialUniverse—you can instantly see where the data came from. And CES Selector now augments its library with data from the widely-respected ecoinvent database.
 

Mitigate risk from
Critical Materials
Mitigate risk from Critical Materials

 

Select & simulate
with latest metals data
Select & simulate
with latest metals data

Understand and mitigate materials supply risk due to Critical Materials: five new risk metrics and a note that highlights the highest risk elements help you to avoid use of materials most likely to be impacted by geopolitical factors, physical scarcity, price volatility, or conflict mineral risk.   Access data that helps preparation of simulation models for crash, stamping, and forming through the new Sheet Steels for Automotive. You'll also find updates to the MI-21 data on metal specifications, standards, and consumables, as well as StahlDat SX, the complete register of European steels (the Stahl-Eisen-Liste).
 

Get the latest plastics data
Get the latest plastics data

 

Apply the latest aerospace alloy data
Apply the latest aerospace alloy data

CES Polymer Selector includes the updated 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. MaterialUniverse updates add 13 new polymer records, with 7 PC+PBT grades and 6 PC+PET grades, and 5 vinyl esters.   MMPDS-08 is the latest version of this authoritative source for aerospace component design allowables relating to alloys and fasteners. New additions include:High alloy steel: Ferrium M54 (designed by QuesTek using Integrated Computational Materials Engineering), Cast Al alloy: A205/TiB2/3p (a castable MMC); Mg alloy: WE43C (Elektron 43); Al bronze C63000.
 

Dig deeper with ASM Medical Materials
Dig deeper with ASM Medical Materials

 

Focus selection with improved filtering
Focus selection with improved filtering

New links mean medical device manufacturers with an appropriate subscription can jump straight from materials data in CES Selector to more in-depth information in the online ASM Medical Materials database. This leading resource combines engineering materials properties and biomedical response data with cardiovascular, orthopaedic, and neurological devices application information.   During selection and substitution projects, you can now filter materials by form, material family, or additive. Updates have also been made to the filler/reinforcement attributes, supporting more advanced filtering. These changes reduce the time taken to find the exact material solution for your application.

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