Material Science and Technology (MS&T)

Pittsburgh, PA

October 12-16, 2014

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Granta is speaking and exhibiting at this event.

Granta Booth Number: 304

WhitepaperLook out for Granta speakers in the scientific program, talking on Additive Manufacturing. Why not email us to arranging a meeting, or come and find us on booth 304. We’ll be demonstrating our latest software for managing and using materials property data, and our updated materials information resources.

For your chance to win a set of five materials wall charts, head to our booth and enter our ‘guess the materials’ competition (details below).

If you can’t join us in Pittsburgh, why not find out more by downloading our white paper: The Business Case for Materials Information Technology.

Request copies of Granta's white papers or guides 

For those involved in materials education:

Call for AbstractsWe’ll also be demonstrating our software and resources for materials education and research, and providing information about key upcoming events for materials educators.

  • Find out why more universities than ever are using CES EduPack as a campus-wide resource for materials education
  • See CES Selector, the latest version of the PC-based software for research and advanced teaching (e.g., Capstone Design courses)
  • Pick up information on upcoming Materials Education Symposia at the National University of Singapore (December 11-12, 2014), University of Cambridge, UK (April 9-10, 2015), and Ohio State University (March 26-27, 2015)

You can find out more about the Symposia by visiting their website – the abstract submission deadline is approaching.

Materials Education Symposia website 

More on Granta for education 

Guess the materials competition

To enter our competition, all you have to do is look at the materials samples on our booth (pictured above) and guess what they are. No prizes for guessing silly putty—we'll be giving that out at the booth for free! But we’ll also give away a set of five materials wall charts to one winner during each morning and afternoon session of the exhibition. You can tweet your answer to @grantadesign using the hashtags #guessthematerial #matsci14; or tell us your answer in person at booth 304!

Granta's Presentation

Granta Speaker: Deborah Mies

Symposium: Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing

Use of Computational Methods to Optimize Additive Manufacturing Outcomes

Granta has collaborated in a series of Additive Manufacturing projects targeting the production of high integrity, defect-free complex metallic and ceramic-metallic parts up to 2 meters in size.  Five different additive manufacturing processes using variable energy sources (lasers, electron beam and plasma) to produce highly focalized powder-heat fluxes were evaluated. The experimental goal was to reduce power, consumables, raw materials, machining, and cost for finished parts by 50% relative to traditional processing.

This presentation reviews the application of commercial software to capture process inputs and test data, analyze the results and output materials models to computational methods developed by the University of Cambridge specifically to optimize material composition and process parameters.  The value of applying an informed choice of build parameters derived from computational methods to the additive manufacturing process in shortening production development time and lowering part failures will be discussed.