Broadcast One

Thu, Feb 18

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Thu, Feb 18

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

Lightweighting through replacing metals with plastics

Join us on Thursday, February 18 to find out how CES Selector can support lightweighting projects by helping you to identify suitable plastics to replace components traditionally made of metals.

Register for this no-cost webinar to:

  • Discover how to access data on all grades of polymers, metals and alloys
  • See demonstrations based on development scenarios
  • Learn how to quickly determine cost-performance trade-offs and identify candidate materials
  • Learn how CES Selector can provide confidence in your material choices and help you to communicate your recomendations to project stakeholders and sponsors.

Comparing plastics for an application in a ventilation unit

Comparing plastics for an application in a ventilation unit.


Further information

Many companies supplying parts to the automotive and aerospace industries are being asked to reduce the weight of their components – this is being driven by the current targets (e.g. CAFE) to reduce emissions. This is forcing many companies to consider using plastics for components that have traditionally been made from metals. Of all the plastics that are available, which are the most appropriate and cost effective? CES Selector is unique in providing the tools and all the right materials data that enable you to specify your engineering application, find alternatives from the ‘universe’ of materials options, and assess the suitability of those alternatives.

Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Materials specialists
  • Project engineers, product engineers, development engineers and designers.

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.