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How often do you resort to using a preferred, ‘workhorse’ material? It’s very typical and understandable for companies to rely on materials that they know well, where they are confident of performance in service, and have a secure supply chain. With materials and products constantly evolving, can you always be confident that this is the right decision? In this webinar, we’ll show you how CES Selector helps you to check and validate your choice of material at the start of the process, before you commit to a design.

What you will learn

  • Learn, through an industrial case study, how to check and validate your choice of material in the early stages of a project using the CES Selector software
  • See how you can identify alternative materials and avoid expensive design and redesign iterations
  • Understand how to confirm when your current preferred materials are good choices; you can avoid wasting time looking for better alternatives that don’t exist
  • See how to justify your choice of material to stakeholders
  • Discover options for focusing development on the most appropriate materials, saving time and cost

Who should take part?

  • Material specialists, product engineers, product designers, R&D and innovation staff in general manufacturing, consumer products, consumer electronics, medical and healthcare, automotive, aerospace, or sports goods.


April 16, 2019


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.

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.

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 20 years to deal with the subtleties of material selection. The 2019 version features new links from an updated Senvol Database™ to Granta’s MaterialUniverse data, enabling easy comparison between additive manufacturing and conventional materials technologies.

Pre-screen materials before simulation. Focus on the likeliest materials candidates – export data to support simulation for a wider range of materials across computational environments. New performance indices for longitudinal and flexural vibration enable you to consider vibrational properties during selection – important, for example, in automotive applications. Updated support on Granta’s eLearning site includes content for the Professional Level of the CES Selector Certificate Program. These details make the real difference. Arrange a demonstration to see how CES Selector can help.

Broadcast 1


  • London: 10:00
  • Paris: 11:00
  • Singapore: 17:00
  • Canberra: 19:00

Broadcast 2


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

Webinar instructions

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