Materials selection

CES Selector is the standard tool for materials selection. Innovate, evolve products, solve materials problems, confirm and validate your choices.
CES Selector provides a suite of software tools and materials property data to support systematic materials selection.

Combine consideration of engineering, economic, and environmental properties.

Key benefits

  • Get materials choices right first time during early-stage product development, avoiding later costs and delays
  • Gain confidence in your decisions and generate new ideas through a systematic, exhaustive search of materials options
  • Apply an auditable, repeatable process, so you can validate results and ensure consistency across engineering teams
  • Consider engineering performance alongside factors such as cost, restricted substance risk, and eco-impact.

Selecting materials using a property chart in CES Selector

How do we do it?

CES Selector provides a comprehensive set of materials property data and tools which, when combined, enable you to implement the systematic rational materials selection methodology developed by Professor Mike Ashby and collaborators at the University of Cambridge. Quick and easy tools to identify materials with a similar property profile to a reference material also help to find equivalents and make material substitutions.

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