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Expert material management: Granta Design and the Altair Partner Alliance

Granta Design and the Altair Partner Alliance

Together with the Altair Partner Alliance, all of us at Granta are excited to announce that our powerful material selection tool, CES Selector, is now available for use by HyperWorks customers. It almost goes without saying that CES Selector is the industry standard tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of material properties. It is used to innovate and evolve products, quickly identify solutions to materials issues, confirm and validate material choices, and reduce material and development costs.

Commenting that Altair’s customers across all industries will benefit from the knowledge of material experts in their product development and design phases, Marian Bulla, Program Manager for Material Data at Altair, had this to say: “Granta’s technology will enable improved, streamlined processes and time-savings by having everything in one workflow. Users can innovate with CES Selector by confirming and validating their choice of materials, resolving materials issues, pre-screening materials and focusing on the most promising solutions in the early project phase.”

CES Selector provides access to a unique, comprehensive and linked “encyclopedia” of material data, combined with highly visual tools for comparing and screening materials with a structured and rigorous approach to material selection. It provides access to complete and comparable data for all classes of engineering materials including economic and environmental data. Powerful charting capabilities enable visual comparison of material performance and component geometry and load condition can be considered as part of the material selection process.

The download notifications have been coming in fast and furiously already, and we’re delighted that HyperWorks users can now quickly validate and identify the most appropriate materials for their applications before starting on detailed simulation work.

New to CES Selector? An introductory webinar for CES Selector will be held on October 25th at 10 a.m. ET.

More information about the software can be found here: CES Selector.

For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit http://www.altairhyperworks.com/apa

Develop3D reviews Granta CES Selector 2017

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Develop3D’s Al Dean gets his hands on the latest version of CES Selector, in a review that asks us to ‘imagine the benefits that could be derived from making smarter, more informed material decisions’.

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Engineering in the Material World

Our very own Stephen Warde has been interviewed for the blog of one of the major providers of CAD/PLM software. Speaking to PTC, Steve highlights the difficulties faced by design engineers and the impact materials have on the ultimate cost and performance of a product.

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Keeping up to date with the gold standard of materials reference data

plane-thumbnailThe world of materials never stands still. New technological challenges constantly drive the need to explore new materials that offer properties that no existing material can deliver. It is vital to maintain a single, up-to-date source of materials property data, to keep abreast of all these new developments. How else can you ensure that your designers and engineers have the data they need for materials selection, product design, simulation,                                     qualification, and more?

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CES Selector – two decades of progress, with more to come

polymide-thumbnail“I was looking at every material possible, calling suppliers, trying to get hold of materials and price lists. With CES Selector, I could have saved months and months of work!”

That is what Dr Charlie Bream told me about several materials selection projects in his 14-year career prior to joining Granta in 2007, developing aerospace, automotive and consumer products – he had never used CES Selector until that point, now he is the Product Manager.

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