Broadcast One

Wed, Mar 29

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Wed, Mar 29

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

How to use composites to their full potential

To get the full benefits from composites you cannot consider them simply as a lightweight, black alternative to metals—the design must to be optimised to accommodate the unique characteristics of this class of material. Join us on Wednesday, March 29 to learn how to quickly identify the benefits and limitations of composite materials, and understand how a design may need to change to realise their true potential.

Register for this no-cost webinar to:

  • Discover how to access comparable data on fiber reinforced composites and more conventional materials
  • Learn how to quickly establish the benefits and limitations of composites
  • Understand how a component design will need to change to realise the full benefits of composites
  • See a demonstration focussed on replacing a metal alloy with a composite for an industrial application.

Comparing a new composite material with the performance of other composites, plastics, and metals

Comparing a new composite material with the performance of other composites, plastics, and metals.


Further information

Interest in composite materials is driven by the current focus on reducing environmental impact. However, despite their high specific strength and stiffness, their full benefits are frequently not realised due to suboptimal design. This is often driven by the desire to validate, or ‘qualify’, the use of composites in an existing product where there’s little scope to redesign or optimise the component to suit the new material – essentially leading to the composite being considered as ‘black metal’. This webinar will show how you can use CES Selector in the early stages of product design to compare the performance of composites against more conventional materials, and quickly identify the influence they will have on weight, resonance under vibration, and the product geometry.

Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Materials specialists
  • Project engineers, product engineers, development engineers and designers.

About the presenter

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 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.