How Leading Companies Avoid Using the
Wrong Materials


  Guest speakers: Honeywell Aerospace, Burberry, Saudi Aramco

No matter what industry you are in, your products are made of materials. Watch this webinar to learn directly from leading materials experts from companies as diverse as Honeywell Aerospace, Burberry, and Saudi Aramco, who present best practices for materials substitution, and how to avoid increased costs and product launch delays caused by using sub-optimal materials.

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What you will learn

  • Avoid wasting time and effort by investigating the wrong materials, learn from 3 real case studies from leading materials experts at Honeywell aerospace, Burberry and Saudi Aramco
  • Quickly identify the most appropriate candidate materials for a target application before committing to a design or material solution
  • Benchmark your material against alternatives and avoid wasting time
  • Discover a unique materials data source that provides complete and comparable data on all classes of materials
  • Justify your choice of material to key stakeholders using the visual analytical and reporting tools in CES Selector.

About the presenters


John Perek, Principal Engineer, Materials Engineering, Honeywell Aerospace

John Perek, Principal Engineer, Materials Engineering, Honeywell Aerospace

John is a principle engineer in the Materials Engineering group at Honeywell Aerospace in Tempe, Arizona. We design valves, actuators, air turbine starters, missile actuation systems and rocket motor thrust vector controls. I support products from the proposal stage through design concept, production and field support, including failure analysis. I graduated from the University of Toronto with my Bachelors and Masters in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science.


Richard Waudby, Engineer, Materials & Manufacturing, Burberry

Richard Waudby, Engineer, Materials & Manufacturing, Burberry

Richard Waudby is a Raw Materials Engineer at Burberry. He received a Master's from the University of Sheffield in Materials Science and Engineering in 2011. After graduating, he worked at VTT Oy, Finland, in the Tribology group led by Prof. Kenneth Holmberg. He now works on coating process development and modern manufacturing methods at Burberry.


Thibault Villette, Leader, Material Modeling Group, Saudi Aramco

Thibault Villette, Leader, Material Modeling Group, Saudi Aramco

Thibault is Material Modeling Group Leader at Saudi Aramco. His team investigates material behaviors and predict material properties using theoretical and computational methods predicting the properties of materials and designing materials with the right properties if and when necessary. Thibault has been using CES Selector since the end of February 2018.


Dr. Charlie Bream

Dr. Charlie Bream, Senior Product Manager, Granta Design

Charlie 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 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.

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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.