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Surgical device designers are the latest to benefit from the ASM Medical Materials Database

December 2014 - ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, and Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, today announced a new Surgical module in the ASM Medical Materials Database™.
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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The ASM logo.

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Medical Materials Database Homepage.

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Comparing stress/strain graphs of titanium alloys.

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A Young's modulus vs. tensile strength bubble chart.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën selects GRANTA MI™ for its materials information management and simulation support

December 2014 - Granta Design today announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën has selected the GRANTA MI™ software to support its materials information management requirements. 
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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Viewing sheet steels for automotive applications in GRANTA MI.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën logo.

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GRANTA MI Version 8 with new MI:Explore web app extends the reach of corporate materials knowledge

December 2014 - Update enhances support for materials engineering, industrial design, simulation, product development, regulatory risk management, and more
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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New MI:Explore web application for fast access to data and an outstanding user experience. Here, it displays micrographs for metals and ceramics.

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Inspiring design: browsing materials by aesthetic properties using MI:Explore.

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Granta updates metals and plastics data from leading reference data sources

November 2014 - Latest updates expand Granta's comprehensive materials reference data library
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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Exploring automotive polymer applications in CAMPUS and M-Base plastics

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Comparing hardenability curves from a Jominy test for two case hardening steels in the new StahlDat SX data module.

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New GRANTA MI software uses EMIT consortium ‘schema’ insights to improve restricted substance risk reduction for aerospace

November 2014 - Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell Aerospace, Airbus Helicopters among the Consortium members guiding system upgrade
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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EMIT Consortium

EMIT logo.

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Granta announces GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway for HyperMesh

November 2014 - New application provides access to authoritative materials data within leading FEA software
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HyperMesh GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™ for HyperMesh opens within the HyperMesh software, providing easy access to approved materials models.

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NCAMP and Granta Design partner to enable faster, more effective composite qualification and design

November 2014 - Authoritative composite data available in the leading materials information management system
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CES Selector 2015 The Granta Design logo.

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NCAMP data in GRANTA MI.

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NCAMP logo.

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First Meeting of Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) Includes New Member Honeywell Turbo Technologies

November 2014—Honeywell Turbo Technologies joins General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG AG, and PSA Peugeot Citroën
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PSA Peugeot Citroën to host first Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) meeting

September 2014—First members of new Consortium are General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG AG, and PSA
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New Auto Consortium targets material challenges in design, simulation, lightweighting, global manufacturing, and emissions reduction

April 2014—At today’s SAE World Congress in Detroit, MI, Granta Design announced the launch of the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’)..
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Comparing test and handbook data for an aero alloy using enhanced charting capabilities.

The Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) logo

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Accessing materials data in a GRANTA MI database from within a CAD system

Accessing accurate materials data within CAD—one of the important capabilities that will be enhanced and applied through the work of the Consortium.

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CES Selector 2015 – Enabling materials decisions that solve real-world engineering problems

October 2014 - Updated software helps to improve product performance, reduce cost and risk
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CES Selector 2015 The CES Selector 2015 logo.

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An Ashby chart of mass/unit strength vs. cost/unit strength in CES Selector 2015.

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CES Selector 2015

The CES Selector 2015 homepage and Engineering Solver.

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Granta at the Advanced Engineering UK 2014 Show

At this conference in November, we'll be demonstrating the latest CES Selector 2015 software and the GRANTA MI materials information management system, including its integration with CAD, CAE, and PLM software. Here are some supporitng illustrations...

CES Selector 2015

The new Granta CES Selector™ 2015 software package provides new tools which enable design engineers and materials experts to rapidly specify a particular engineering requirement during materials selection.

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Accessing materials data in a GRANTA MI database from within a CAD system

MI:Materials Gateway enables access to authoritative materials data from within CAD software.

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New Phase IV of Material Data Management Consortium focuses on impact in material and product R&D

August 2014—Launch meeting hosted by Pratt & Whitney; GKN Aerospace is latest member
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Using a web browser to interact with
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Outputs from previous MDMC phases

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Using a web browser to interact with
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Outputs from previous MDMC phases: accesing aerospace alloy data through the GRANTA MI web browser interface

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Outputs from previous MDMC phases: database schema for managing composites data

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Outputs from previous MDMC phases: accesing materials data within a CAD system—MI:Materials Gateway showing reporting on environmental and regulatory risk factors for the product design

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New Product Intelligence Software Targets Fast Response To Environmental, Regulatory, And Supply Chain Risks

June 2014—Latest suite includes new ‘BoM Analyzer’—first of a new generation of GRANTA MI tools
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New BoM Analyzer application showing a Bill of Materials built within the tool and a report on environmental and regulatory risk factors

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MI:Materials Gateway with CAD showing reporting on environmental and regulatory risk factors for the product design

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Close-up of integrated dashboard reporting on environmental impacts, restricted substance risk, supply risk, and cost

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Neurological device designers are the latest to benefit from the Medical Materials Database

June 2014—Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, and ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, today announced a new Neurological module in the ASM Medical Materials Database™.
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Using the ASM Medical Materials Database to explore material and device records from within a web-browser

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New application integrates materials knowledge with PTC Windchill PLM

June 2014—At this week’s PTC Live Global (Boston, MA, June 15-19, Booth 304), Granta Design will be demonstrating a new materials data integration application for the PTC® Windchill® PLM system.
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Granta Design

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New BoM Analyzer application showing a Bill of Materials built within the tool and a report on environmental and regulatory risk factors

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MI:Materials Gateway with CAD showing reporting on environmental and regulatory risk factors for the product design

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Close-up of integrated dashboard reporting on environmental impacts, restricted substance risk, supply risk, and cost

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Granta's latest eco-data offers confidence and comprehensive coverage, with enhanced traceability and ecoinvent integration

June 2014—The latest updates to environmental data for materials, addressing two major challenges for providers of eco data: confidence and coverage.
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Viewing “ecoinvent Key Materials Indicators” data graphically within the CES Selector. Here, abiotic depletion potential is being compared to cumulative energy demand for a number of key materials.

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MaterialUniverse eco property data—users can see the references used to derive properties. Links at the foot of the datasheet allow users to ‘click-thru’ to those references.

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How Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and others are finding solutions to material, environmental, and regulatory risks

April 2014—At an Open Seminar hosted by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the EMIT member who provides the Consoritum’s Secretariat, members were joined by manufacturing organizations, material producers, aerospace and defense companies, automotive manufactures, and others concerned about mitigating environmental and regulatory risk. The meeting providing extended opportunities for discussion, centered on two case studies presented by member organizations.
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EMIT Consortium

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Andrew Morlet, Business Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Open Session preceded the 12th EMIT Consortium Meeting, during which members (some of the representatives pictured ) received dedicated training and support from the EMIT technical team, and participated in discussions which continue to shape the development of Granta’s software and data.

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Dr James Goddin, Collaborative Programme Manager at Granta Design

The meeting providing extended opportunities for discussion, centered on two case studies presented by member organizations.

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Granta Design join the Circular Economy 100

April 2014—Granta Design today announced that the company is joining the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme. This group of leading companies, universities, and emerging innovators, coordinated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is developing new approaches and tools that can lead the transition to a ‘circular economy’.
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Andrew Morlet, Business Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Andrew Morlet, Business Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, said, “we are delighted to welcome Granta into the CE100, and to work with them to define best practices and tools that can embed circular economy thinking into product design and development.”

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Dr James Goddin, Collaborative Programme Manager at Granta Design

Granta works with many organizations that are seeking to mitigate environmental and restricted substance risk and to bring new perspectives to their product design process.” commented Dr James Goddin, Collaborative Programme Manager at Granta Design.  “We look forward to collaborating with other CE100 members, and continuing to develop solutions that provide a clear business case for environmentally and economically sound decision making about materials and processes.” 

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Nouvelle interface en Français dans CES EduPack 2014 pour supporter les cours d’introduction aux matériaux et à l’ingénierie

Avril 2014—La semaine dernière, Granta Design a eu le plaisir de présenter la nouvelle interface en Français de CES EduPack, ressource pour l’enseignement des matériaux et de l’ingénierie.
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CES EduPack provides engaging ways for students to explore and understand the world of materials through a comprehensive range of materials teaching resources.

CES EduPack provides engaging ways for students to explore and understand the world of materials through a comprehensive range of materials teaching resources.

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One of a number of usability enhancements: new homepages quickly show available data; help students navigate straight to the information that they need; and provide links to video tutorials.

One of a number of usability enhancements: new homepages quickly show available data; help students navigate straight to the information that they need; and provide links to video tutorials.

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New CES EduPack 2014 teaching resources support materials, design, project work, and sustainable development

March 2014—Granta Design is launching CES EduPack 2014, a new version of its interdisciplinary materials teaching resources.
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CES EduPack provides engaging ways for students to explore and understand the world of materials through a comprehensive range of materials teaching resources.

CES EduPack provides engaging ways for students to explore and understand the world of materials through a comprehensive range of materials teaching resources.

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One of a number of usability enhancements: new homepages quickly show available data; help students navigate straight to the information that they need; and provide links to video tutorials.

One of a number of usability enhancements: new homepages quickly show available data; help students navigate straight to the information that they need; and provide links to video tutorials.

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Plotting biopolymer data

The new Bio Engineering Edition helps students develop an understanding of natural and naturally-derived versus man-made engineering materials, helping them and allows them to explore factors important in medical device design and use of biomaterials as sustainable alternative.

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Granta focus on new composites design data and advanced simulation processes at JEC Europe 2014

March 2014—Granta Design today announced the latest advances to support both simulation and materials information management in engineering enterprises working with composites and advanced materials. Central to this is the idea of “bridging the gap” between design or test data and the input data required by the finite element community, as well as for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).
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The Critical Materials Data Module is accessed via the GRANTA MI software, which allows you to browse its contents (left) or search within them. Individual element datasheets provide data relating to supply risk (right).

Viewing composite data in the GRANTA MI software.

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Granta announces simulation and materials information management advances from additive manufacturing projects

December 2013—Granta Design today announced details of their latest advances in simulation and materials information management to help Additive Manufacturers improve research, design, testing, and simulation. These developments are the result of Granta’s involvement in two European Framework Seven projects (NANOMICRO and AMAZE) focused on the field of Additive Manufacturing, also known as Additive Layer Manufacturing or ‘3-D printing’.  
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Using highly focalized laser for layer-wise manufacturing (image: MicroLS GmbH)

Using highly focalized laser for layer-wise manufacturing (image: MicroLS GmbH)

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An experimental additive manufactured aerospace part in Ti-6-4 titanium – courtesy of Professor Stewart Williams, Cranfield University

An experimental additive manufactured aerospace part in Ti-6-4 titanium – courtesy of Professor Stewart Williams, Cranfield University

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Using a web browser to interact with
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Using a web browser to interact with information held within a GRANTA MI datasheet

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GRANTA MI Version 7 launched: designed for the realities of materials information management

December 2013—Granta Design has announced the latest release of GRANTA MI™, the industry standard for materials information management. Version 7 is the most capable and robust yet. It focuses on helping user organizations to deal with engineering realities, drawing on Granta’s unrivalled experience of implementing materials information management at leading engineering enterprises worldwide. Version 7 enhances core tools for managing the materials data lifecycle. It reinforces GRANTA MI as the system to deliver materials information and associated applications to a uniquely wide range of engineers, scientists, and managers.
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Comparing test and handbook data for an aero alloy using enhanced charting capabilities.

Comparing test and handbook data for an aero alloy using enhanced charting capabilities.

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Accessing materials data in a GRANTA MI database from within a CAD system

Accessing materials data in a GRANTA MI database from within a CAD system

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Granta Continues to Revolutionize Materials Data Integration for Engineering Design and Product Simulation with Launch of GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™ Version 2.0

Oct 2013—Granta Design has just launched a second generation of the GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™ integration technology, which provides quick, traceable access to materials data and applications within CAD, CAE and PLM software. MI:Materials Gateway is now established as the standard for accessing and applying managed materials data across a broad range of engineering software. Version 2.0 brings enhanced ease-of-use and productivity, with even better insights into the materials assigned to design and simulation models. 
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CES Selector provides a suite of graphical tools and data to support systematic materials selection.

GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™ Version 2.0 software brings enhanced ease-of-use and productivity, with even better insights into the materials assigned to design and simulation models.

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CES Selector 2014 cuts time and effort for materials experts and product development teams

Oct 2013—Latest release of Granta’s software helps engineers make better decisions faster during early-stage design, redesign, or material replacement
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CES Selector 2014 logo

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The new home screen in CES Selector 2014

The new home screen in CES Selector 2014

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CES Selector provides a suite of graphical tools and data to support systematic materials selection.

CES Selector provides a suite of graphical tools and data to support systematic materials selection.

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