Granta joins MMPDS industrial steering group

Move increases involvement with key source of aerospace materials property data

Cambridge, May 4th 2006 Granta Design has announced that the company has joined the Industrial Steering Group (ISG) of the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization organization, MMPDS (formerly MIL-HDBK-5). ISG membership increases Granta’s involvement with this pre-eminent source of allowable values for materials property data in aerospace component design.

Granta already supplies an electronic version of the MMPDS reference. The database can be accessed via GRANTA MI™, Granta’s enterprise materials information management system. GRANTA MI allows organizations to integrate such reference data with internal materials property data, to perform advanced analyses using a single, consistent data source, and to publish the resulting certified information to their engineers in a secure and controlled manner.

Granta attended its first ISG meeting last week in Monterey, CA. Such deeper involvement with MMPDS will enable Granta to maximize integration between GRANTA MI and future data and analysis tools from the MMPDS. Membership of the ISG also strengthens Granta's partnership with other member organizations, a group that offers an unrivalled pool of expertise in the use of materials data for aerospace and related fields.

“We are pleased to reinforce our links with other leaders in the aerospace materials information community”, comments Dr David Cebon, Managing Director at Granta. “Our participation as a contributing member of the ISG renews and strengthens our commitment to provide our customers with access to the most comprehensive and accurate possible range of materials property data.”

More information

MMPDS website: www.mmpds.org

Granta's MMPDS data module: www.grantadesign.com/products/data/index.htm