September 3, 2018

NCS Lab is an Italian research services organization committed to supporting research and development. In a case study looking at replacing metal with plastic in medical forceps, NCS Labs concluded “Selector allows the systematic selection of the material by using a method based on objective data, mathematical equations (performance indices) and an extensive database. This is essential to prevent numerous computational attempts with many different materials, minimizing the production of prototypes and the number of experimental tests: for this reason, it is estimated a time and money saving of 50%, or greater, in the prototyping and testing steps of the project. Moreover, the effective optimization of the material selection provides real innovation with regard to the project objectives and therefore brings enhanced performance, durability, and visibility to the device, thus inducing further money savings during the item lifetime. “