Broadcast One

Wed, May 6

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Wed, May 6

  • London: 17.00
  • Paris: 18.00
  • Los Angeles: 9.00
  • New York: 12.00

Lightweighting through the selection of materials

Join our webinar on Wednesday, May 6, to find out how CES Selector can help you to identify the most appropriate material or structure for lightweighting an application. You will see innovative tools for studying hybrid materials and for comparing their properties with a full range of engineering materials.

  • Find out about the risks and challenges involved in identifying the most appropriate lightweighting solutions
  • Discover innovative strategies for reducing component weight for a target application
  • Watch a practical case study focused on how CES Selector's tools can help:
    • Compare and understand the mass/cost/performance trade-offs between metals, polymers and composites for a target application
    • Consider lightweight structures such as sandwich panels
  • Learn how to communicate the advantages of lightweighting for specific applications with clear, compelling materials property charts

Further information

Predicting the equivalent flexural modulus of aluminum honeycomb sandwich panels and comparing their performance with other materialsCurrently there is a lot of interest in reducing weight, for example, in order to meet stringent targets for lower greenhouse gas emissions. In order to meet these targets, new materials, lightweighting techniques, and novel designs must all be considered. The development of these new solutions is both time consuming and expensive. CES Selector's tools enable you to quickly evaluate different options for lightweighting in the early stages of design, when there is still the opportunity to change the design concept and materials. This enables development to focus on the most promising solutions.

CES Selector guides the design of lightweighting material solutions towards the most cost-effective and productive route, saving time and money by exploring potential solutions before costly development and testing.

Join this webinar on Wednesday, May 6 to see you how CES Selector provides ready access to a vast quantity of data on engineering materials, and tools to quickly identify the most appropriate solution for lightweighting a target application and for studying the trade-off between the different solutions.

Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Product designers, engineers, and materials specialists who work primarily with engineering materials.
  • Materials experts responsible for recommending materials to designers, advising purchasing, resolving material issues.

About the presenter

Dr. Charlie Bream is the Senior 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.


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