CERAM Extends Service Offering with Granta Software

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Cambridge, UK—August 18, 2009 Granta Design, the materials information technology expert, and CERAM, a leading materials technology company, have announced that CERAM will use Granta software to extend its services in materials testing, analysis and consultancy.

CERAM applies its materials expertise to help clients improve performance and profitability throughout all stages of the product and systems lifestyle: from material selection and concept design to pre-evaluation, process optimisation and failure analysis.

Granta's CES Selector software will be used by CERAM’s team of materials consultants to assist with projects that involve analysis of materials choices or manufacturing routes.  CES Selector provides a systematic method and comprehensive data to support the rational selection of engineering materials and manufacturing processes. Granta's GRANTA MI materials information system is also available to CERAM, offering support for projects that require materials test data to be captured, stored, and shared in an easily-accessible but secure format.

"At CERAM we aim to use the best available tools to meet our customers' needs," commented Dr John Hines, Head of the Materials and Process Division at CERAM.  "Working with Granta allows us to further improve our service through the use of the latest materials information and analysis software."

"At Granta, we're very committed to collaboration to ensure that our software can solve practical industrial problems," said Dr Patrick Coulter, Chief Operating Officer at Granta.  "This is a great example of that collaborative approach, enabling Granta tools to be applied to more projects alongside CERAM's materials expertise."


CERAM is a global expert in materials testing, analysis and consultancy, providing customised solutions that help clients to measurably improve performance and profitability through safer, regulatory-compliant and better-engineered products. Setting new standards in materials testing, CERAM works as an extension of customers’ teams, applying its expertise and capabilities to a wide range of sectors, including construction; energy & environment; automotive & transport; aerospace & defence; consumer and retail; electronics; materials & petrochemical; healthcare; and minerals.

Headquartered in Staffordshire (UK), CERAM was founded in 1920 and employs a team of research and product development professionals who are involved in physical and chemical materials testing, research, process engineering, product design and failure analysis

About Granta Design

Granta Design Limited is the materials information technology expert. Granta develops the leading software for materials information management in engineering enterprises, and the leading teaching resource for materials engineering education. Granta serves sectors as diverse as aerospace, defense, energy, medical devices, automotive, motorsports, manufacture of consumer and industrial equipment, materials production, and publishing. Customers realize multi-million dollar benefits in reduced cost, enhanced performance, improved quality, and speedier design. Granta was founded in 1994 as a spinout from the University of Cambridge and the work of Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon.    

Further information



CES Selector for rational materials selection

GRANTA MI materials information management