Broadcast 1


  • London: 10:00
  • Paris: 11:00
  • Singapore: 18:00

Broadcast 2


  • LA: 09:00
  • New York: 12:00
  • London: 17:00
  • Paris: 18:00

Best practices in materials substitution


Engineering organizations often face an urgent need to find alternative materials: perhaps to solve a problem with a product, or due to supply issues, or in order to innovate. But materials substitution can be a headache. It is easy to waste a lot of time, effort, and cost on inappropriate options. In this webinar, we’ll explore best practice approaches and tools that help you to avoid potential pitfalls and make efficient, effective substitutions.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to minimize key challenges faced when considering material substitution
  • Case study example-based webinar:
    • finding ‘drop-in replacement’ for a current production part
    • replacing a material which has begun to fail in service owing to changed operating loads and conditions
  • Explore the extensive material property data in CES Selector
  • Consider all materials options and focus on the most promising candidates, saving time, effort, and cost.

Screening materials for new candidates to replace an existing material
(materials in gray have failed one, or more, of the critical requirements)


Who should take part?

  • Anyone who faces material substitution problems: material specialists, product engineering, product design, research and development, innovation groups.
  • CES Selector is applied in industries including: general manufacturing, consumer products, consumer electronics, medical and healthcare, automotive, aerospace, and sports goods.

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.