MaterialAdvisor

MaterialAdvisor

Instant answers to your material challenges

The detailed catalogue search allows you to apply filters and select the best materials for your application. 

Your fast track to get tailored material suggestions via 8 questions within 5 minutes.

For expert users, such as engineers, visit our materials catalogue to find materials based on a detailed property search.

Use tools and calculators to predict material performance. Choose one of the material performance sub categories to navigate to the correct tool.

Material property prediction (short term)

  • Stress strain behaviour

    Calculate the relationship of elastic materials based on deformation proportional to force intensity

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  • Creep

    Calculate the plastic material deformation (Creep) where the product is deformed at room temperature as time elapses when an external force is applied continuously

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  • Fatigue

    Calculate the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads

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  • Moisture diffusion (Coming soon)

    Calculate the absorption and diffusion of moisture in materials

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  • Thermal expansion (CTE)

    Calculate the ability of materials to expand under the effect of temperature elevation

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Material property prediction (long term)

  • Chemical resistance

    Calculate the chemical resistance of materials and reveal the effects of long-term exposure

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  • Heat aging

    Calculate the aging of materials and reveal the effects of long-term heat exposure

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Part design

  • Design Guide

    When designing parts for thermoplastic injection molding, it’s important to consider a set of design guidelines. These will help you design parts that can be molded without issues and meet the requirements with respect to structural performance, weight, cost and aesthetics.

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  • Snap fit load & design

    Calculate the design and the allowed load of snap fits

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  • Beam deflection

    Calculate the deflection of a beam under different clamping and different loading cases

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Material processing

  • Melt residence time

    Calculate the indication of the melt residence time, based on material grade, melt volume, shot weight and cycle time

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Material selection (specials)

  • Grade selector for Gears

    Find a fitting material grade selection based on the torque, gear design and main boundary conditions, i.e. rotation speed and lubrication conditions for a Gears application

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  • Recommended materials for Robotic Arms

    Identify which material will perform best for your robotic arm. Visualize grades in a spider diagram

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  • Recommended materials for Structural Parts

    Identify which material will perform best for your structural applications. Visualize grades in a spider diagram

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