Design Evaluation & Materials Selection

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Improve product reliability and safety with proactive design reviews and testing

Exponent's multidisciplinary approach provides independent, third-party design and safety reviews throughout your entire product lifecycle.

How does Exponent's multidisciplinary approach help you improve designs and verify materials selection?

Exponent has provided failure and risk analyses as well as third-party design reviews on new and existing products within a wide variety of industries and applications for decades.

Our experience working within diversified industries enables us to apply lessons from one industry to another and analyze materials' challenges from multidisciplinary perspectives  —  analyzing performance, durability, and functionality.

Multidisciplinary expertise.

Our multidisciplinary teams — comprised of mechanical, biomedical, structural, and materials engineers as well as polymer and data scientists — look at how design and safety will be impacted holistically.

This collaborative approach provides quantifiable, evidence-based insights that help our clients understand how materials such as metal, glass, composites, and polymers will work in combination to facilitate better materials selection and business decisions.

Design support.

For product designers, manufacturers, and developers, we address potential product risks and manufacturing issues and offer supplemental engineering or scientific support services to design teams.

Product development.

For products in development, we help evaluate software, components, and systems, and we provide real-world testing and simulations before products reach market. Additionally, we provide independent audits of vendor components for offshore manufacturing; intellectual property support; and regulatory support for submission to agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and comparable agencies in the EU and other parts of the world.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.