Thursday 19 September 2019 | The National Conference Centre | Solihull

Key considerations for material selection

12:30 - 13:10

With many engineering materials available on the market today there are a number of important factors to consider before making the best material selection.

In this presentation, Nylacast will dissect three short case studies from three different industries detailing the material selection process, application and environment considerations and the overall commercial success of the application, including maintenance, cost and lifespan considerations.

One of these case studies will also showcase the benefits of using engineering materials in an ocean environment, breaking the stereotype of ‘ocean plastics’.

The presentation will drill down into 3 case studies from 3 different industries including construction, food & beverage, civil engineering.


  1. The fundamentals of material selection.
  2. Commercial considerations for material selection.
  3. Live industry examples of good material selection.
  4. Understanding industry challenges when selecting engineering materials.
  5. Challenges to consider when changing between traditional materials and engineering materials.

Steve Allen, applications engineer, Nylacast Engineered Products