Material Selection Criteria for Engineering Applications 

This session will expand on the concepts introduced in session one and introduce the strategies commonly used to select the proper material for an engineering application. With dozens of material classes and thousands of polymer formulations to choose from, it can be very challenging to know which material is best for a given application. In this session we will share a strategy for asking the right questions about the intended use of a thermoplastic part, and the best approach for narrowing down the best material choices given the multi-objective constrained optimization problem space. Examples of material selection problems will be presented with their material selection outcomes.