Broadcast One

Weds, October 8

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Weds, October 8

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

Cost reduction through materials replacement

How do leading medical device designers do it?

Latest medical newsIf you need to select materials for new medical products, or find substitute materials, join our short online seminar on Wednesday, October 8. We will be discussing the importance of materials selection for medical devices and instruments, as well as demonstrating Granta's tools and their exciting new capabilities to help you make the right materials choices faster.

  • Understand the benefits of a systematic approach to selecting materials for surgical, orthopaedic, cardiovascular, and drug delivery devices and packaging.
  • Learn how to overcome key obstacles to systematic selection, for example: conducting an exhaustive search for suitable materials, navigating the wide choice of commercially available plastic and elastomer grades, ensuring an audit trail for your material selection, making searches reproducible.
  • Watch a practical case study focused on cost reduction through materials replacement, drawing on the experiences of CES Selector users. See how you can minimize the risks associated with changing materials by identifying the properties that differ in substitute materials.
  • See the capabilities and new features of CES Selector 2015, combining tools to support systematic selection with engineering, economic, and medical data for plastics, metals, ceramics, and natural materials.
  • Find out how to quickly identify the most likely materials and processing alternatives, and then use the latest information resources for in-depth research on these options.

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 

Select the broadcast you wish to attend from the options in the top right 


About the presenter

Dr. Charlie Bream is 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.

Materials selection chart—click for a higher resolution image

Using the CES Selector software to identify candidate plastics for a medical application.