Granta Design and Materials Sciences Corporation sign agreement on MIL-HDBK-17 (Composite Materials Handbook)

Materials Sciences Corporation and Granta Design Limited have agreed to include MIL-HDBK-17 data in the CES database distributed by Granta.

Cambridge—January 2002 This partnership will provide engineers and designers with enhanced access to the authoritative source for statistically-based characterization data of current and emerging polymer matrix, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composite materials using the full range of tools in Granta Design's CES software system.

Users will enjoy the benefits of rapid searching and retrieving as well as being able to apply Ashby selection methodology to the materials in MIL-HDBK-17.

Granta Design is also developing a stand-alone Windows based information system, which will be available on the same CD-ROM as the PDF version of MIL-HDBK-17 sold through ASTM International.

The information in MIL-HDBK-17 is always changing, reflecting the nature of the ever-evolving materials it covers. The partnership between Materials Sciences Corporation and Granta Design will ensure that the most up-to-date data within MIL-HDBK-17 is available in an accurate and consistent format, maintaining traceability and materials pedigree.