THU, Nov 16

  • LA: 07:00
  • New York: 10:00
  • London: 15:00
  • Paris: 16:00

Use materials to gain
competitive advantage

How to enable product innovation through materials

To stay ahead of the competition, it is important to keep evolving your products and to innovate. Materials decisions are vital – whether you are looking to reduce weight or cost, increase performance, minimize environmental footprint, or miniaturize. But it can be difficult to find new materials from among tens of thousands of options, and to apply them effectively. In this webinar, we’ll see how CES Selector can help.


What you will learn

  • Learn about the importance of materials decisions for product evolution and innovation – and why this matters for your business
  • Understand key constraints on innovating with new materials – filtering the vast array of options; finding the right data; ensuring any performance enhancement justifies the development effort
  • See how the CES Selector software and associated data overcomes these challenges – enabling you to: identify the best material options; focus development; and save time, effort, and cost
  • Hear case studies of the practical use of CES Selector to innovate and to justify the use of new materials.

Who should take part?

  • Senior managers in product design and development: find out how to meet some key challenges when evolving products to avoid falling behind rival products, or losing out to low-cost manufacturing centers.
  • Materials experts and design teams: learn how other companies overcome practical barriers to innovation with materials, such as how to identify material options, find and apply data, and quantify and justify the business case for change.

About the presenter

Peter Cherns 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 15 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.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 

About CES Selector

CES Selector is different. It combines a unique range of materials data with specialist tools to help you solve real materials problems. It has been improved and optimized for more than twenty years to deal with the subtleties of material selection. The 2018 version continues this tradition. It makes specific data and tool enhancements that help solve tricky materials problems, like how to filter materials based on combinations of materials properties, or how to factor-in weldability. These details make the real difference. Arrange a demonstration to see what we mean.

See what's new in CES Selector 2018 

About Granta Design

Granta Design is the leader in materials information technology, helping engineering enterprises to manage vital data and information about materials, analyze it to develop ‘material intelligence’, and apply that intelligence to make smart decisions across product design and development. We support the entire product lifecycle by integrating materials knowledge into design, simulation, and PLM, supporting 'cradle-to-cradle' product engineering.