The Importance of Choosing the Right Materials

22/08/2016
The process of choosing materials is a vital step in product design, as the reliability of the design depends on the materials chosen. Minimising costs and improving efficiency is easily achieved through thorough material testing – ensuring that you’re choosing options with structural integrity and quality.

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The process of choosing materials is a vital step in product design, as the reliability of the design depends on the materials chosen. Minimising costs and improving efficiency is easily achieved through thorough material testing – ensuring that you’re choosing options with structural integrity and quality.
From design to manufacturing, choosing the right materials ensures the highest possible standard for the finished product. This is a consideration that should be taken into account throughout the entire process, from the initial planning stages to the delivery of a final product.

Factors to Consider

The mechanical properties of materials will relate to the design’s strength; the material must possess the appropriate strength and stiffness to allow for proper use in engineering industries. Wear of materials is another concern when designing – manufacturing techniques may put pressure on a product, meaning further wear resistance is necessary.

A methodical process is required to select the highest quality materials; several factors including chemical, thermal, mechanical, electrical, and environmental properties need to be considered before a process of elimination is utilised to choose the best material. Depending on manufacturing techniques, different materials will perform differently under certain conditions.
When choosing a material, it’s vital to determine its flexibility for design and manufacturing. By knowing a material’s limitations, the design process is simplified and its restrictions taken into account.

Sustainability

Becoming a more environmentally conscious business involves the selection of manufacturing materials. The right choice for the products will have high energy efficiency and recyclability levels, allowing you to assure your clients that all practices adhere to legal obligations. By wilfully reforming your business and its efficiency policies, you will be demonstrating sustainability concerns.

Through receiving the ISO 14001 certification, here at European Springs and Pressings Ltd we guarantee an environmental management system that reduces our impact on the environment while improving efficiency.

The right materials elevate a design and showcase engineering expertise; for instance, being similar to the design of springs utilised in BLOODHOUND SSC (SuperSonic Car), our springs were showcased at the Royal Cornwall Museum. Our method of choosing the right materials complements our proficiency in perfecting spring design and manufacturing procedures.

As leading spring manufacturers and experts in high speed press technology, here at European Springs and Pressings Ltd we provide optimised and durable products by specialising in high quality source materials. For more information about our bespoke springs services contact our highly skilled team on +44 (0) 208 663 1800 and we’ll happily answer any query you have.

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