MaterialAdvisor

MaterialAdvisor

Instant answers to your material challenges

DSM PlasticsFinder

 

Apply the relevant filters and find the right materials for your application. Or, use the search bar to directly search on keywords.

Fast-track to tailored material advice in 5 minutes. Answer 8 questions to identify materials suited for your application.

This tool provides a first material assessment in the early stages of your design process. 
Visit our materials catalogue to find materials based on a more detailed property search.

Use calculators and tools to assess material performance.

Basic material property prediction

  • Stress strain

    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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  • Thermal expansion (CTE)

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

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Time-dependent material property prediction

  • 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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  • Moisture diffusion

    Calculate the absorption and diffusion of moisture in materials

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Part design

  • Potential failures – prevention and awareness

    Prepare for first-time right product development. Learn about root causes of failure modes and potential mitigation actions.

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  • Design Guide

    When designing parts for injection molding, these guidelines help you to design parts that can be molded without issues and meet requirements for 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 parts. Visualize grades in a spider diagram

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