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Tuesday, Feb 4

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Metals Equivalency in CES Selector 2014

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Relocating manufacturing to new regions and concerns about material availability (e.g., due to globalized manufacturing environments or problems of resource scarcity and security) mean that dual sourcing and other risk mitigation initiatives are a priority. Or you may be seeking a new material to stay competitive in light of fluctuating prices, or new regulations which could render current materials obsolete. You might need to:

  • Match chemical composition & properties (e.g., tensile strength, or durability) to make the optimal substitutions
  • Get quick access to information critical to maintenance & repair, such as welding compatibilities
  • Locate suppliers for a particular metal grade
  • Access hard-to-find data on obsolete grades
  • Use this information to choose from global equivalents, similar materials, or other alternatives

At this web seminar you can see how the unique combination of software and data in CES Metal Selector 2014 can address these challenges and turn your material substitution projects from a trauma into an opportunity.


What will you see at the webinar?

CES Metal Selector 2014 is a specialist edition of the PC-based software that aids critical decisions relating to materials, processes, and eco design. By combining the core functionality of CES Selector with two specialist datasets, CES Metal Selector helps engineers and materials experts who need to use information on specific metals specifications and designations. They benefit from highly graphical visualization tools, comparison charts, a 'Find Similar' tool (improved in the 2014 version), and detailed material property data covering metal standards & designations. These specialist data records are fully linked to  comprehensive MaterialUniverse data, simplifying the step from broad-based comparisons to purchasable steel grades.

At the webinar you will see:

  • A presentation and live demonstration of the latest CES Selector software, techniques and databases to assist with metals equivalency.
  • How you can access over 100 years of the World Metals Index's (WMI) metals data and the unique compilation of information in TWI Consumables from The Welding Institute.
  • How to use the chemical composition, mechanical properties, forms, delivery conditions, and supplier data for over 2,500 steels (440 of which are stainless steels) in the StahlDat SX data (the official compilation of all registered and maintained European Standards for steels according to EN10027-2, known as the European Register of Steels or Stahl-Eisen-Liste).
  • How the updated Find Similar tools in CES Selector 2014 can help identify replacement materials, even when there is insufficient information for a full selection project.
  • Case studies on steel equivalency

Using CES Metal Selector to look for materials with similar properties

Using CES Metal Selector to look for materials with similar properties


About the presenter

Dr. Charlie Bream is Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. After completing his PhD on recycling of thermoset composites at Brunel University, he spent 14 years in industry working on the development of lightweight materials and structures for British Aerospace (Space Systems), Pera International, and NXT before joining Granta in 2007.


Who should join the web seminar?

Whether you are a materials expert, involved in product development, or a specialist in Environment Health & Safety or Procurement, if you are impacted by materials substitutions, this webinar is for you!

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