Orlando, FL, USA

June 16-19, 2014

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Granta is speaking and exhibiting at this event.

Granta Booth Number: 102

Stop by booth 102 and pick up your own pot of fun viscoelastic material!

Do something silly in Orlando…

If you're visiting AeroMat in Orlando on June 15-18, find us on Booth 102 where we'll be playing with Silly Putty®. Stop by and pick up your own pot of fun viscoelastic material! It's not such a silly idea: Silly Putty is great for illustrating some unusual material properties. And material properties are what Granta is all about.

…then do something sensible:

Join Granta's Dr Will Marsden, who will be speaking on "Managing process simulation and qualification information for new Additive Manufacturing systems and hardware" on Monday, June 16, 10:30am, Modeling and Design for Additive Manufacturing. Read the abstract below.

Arrange a meeting

Or meet us on Booth 102, where we will be discussing how we help engineering organizations to manage, analyze, and apply critical data on materials and processes to meet the particular challenges of the aerospace industry.

  • Ensure zero data loss and eliminate duplication of tests
  • Control data—guarantee security and traceability
  • Gain more efficient access to materials information, accelerating the design and materials engineering processes
  • Increase confidence in data for better, more competitive designs
  • Assess and design-out exposure to risk, for example, from restricted substances regulations such as REACH
  • Integrate in-house test, QA, and design data with leading aerospace references e.g., NCAMP, AGATE, CMH-17, Firehole Composites

Watch on Demand:  How leading aerospace enterprises use & manage materials data: Learn from Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, and NASA.

Why not arrange a meeting with us?

Drop us an email to arrange a time to meet us on Booth 102.

Granta's Presentation

Granta Speaker: Dr Will Marsden

Monday, June 16, 10:30am, Modeling and Design for Additive Manufacturing

Managing process simulation and qualification information for new Additive Manufacturing systems and hardware.

This paper reports on work with which Granta has been involved during the course of two multi-year multi-partner projects focused on producing high integrity defect-free additively-manufactured components up to 2 meters in size.  Additive Manufacturing is an increasingly attractive technology to deliver complex components as it achieves practically zero waste during production and can create parts with highly complex geometries.  The two projects are evaluating five different metal additive manufacturing processes, including those that use lasers, electron beams, and plasma to melt metal powders or wires, as well as the development of a new layer-wise manufacturing approach using highly focalized powder/heat fluxes (with dimensions in the microns range) for metals and ceramic-metallic composites.

Granta’s involvement is in supporting the crucial materials information management needs of these Additive Manufacturing projects. This includes a series of collaborations focused on simulation, in order to optimize process parameters, and on managing qualification data for multiple testing sites. Typical aims are to achieve a 50% reduction in power, consumables, raw materials, machining, and cost for finished parts, compared to traditional processing.

For example, Granta’s collaboration with the University of Cambridge enabled simulation work that informed the choice of build parameters in Additive Manufacturing processes, leading to a shorter production development time and lower part failures. The work tested and validated the use of Granta software as a means to apply materials models and analyze their results.

The paper will discuss the materials information needs of such projects, how they can be met, the benefits of doing so, and how these benefits are more generally of interest in industry.