Material Selection and Characterisation

Getting materials choices right during early-stage R&D is an essential first step towards building products that deliver the right combination of safety, efficacy, cost effectiveness, manufacturability and sustainability; and helps to avoid unnecessary delays in the product development process. 

We put fundamentals first and offer an approach that is unbiased, efficient and informed with respect to user, quality, regulatory and manufacturing constraints; and augment this with services that ensure consistent, logical, comprehensive and easy to understand results. We also undertake many on-site assignments providing a resourceful extension of in-house resources.

Please find our services and related technologies below. We would also be delighted to hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our services.

Services and related technologies

  • Materials selection and substitution 

  • Materials development and analysis

  • Materials characterisation

  • Materials-based problem solving and idea generation

  • Training and development: 'Introduction to materials selection and substitution: avoiding common pitfalls' 'Derisking the product development process' 'Features and functionality of medical devices through informed materials choices'

"David’s expertise in materials has been invaluable in optimising designs of products and developing a materials strategy for the company”

David McKernan, Advanced Engineering Director, Teleflex