Get a demonstration!GRANTA MI Version 8.1

Version 8.1—Serious about materials knowledge

GRANTA MI Version 8.1, released in April 2015, builds on the many developments released just five months previously in GRANTA MI Version 8.0. This release adds tools that help you to more effectively manage and apply your complex, valuable, strategic materials knowledge—from enabling easy control over access for different user groups, to supporting specific workflows such as composite qualification. All of these enhancements deliver on key practical requirements identified by the world-leading engineering organizations that use GRANTA MI.

July 2015—Update adds further enhancements, including doubling access speed 

Next release: GRANTA MI Version 9 

See what's new

Manage user roles with
no need for IT support
User manager app


Enter data fast through the new
MI:Explore web app

Adding data in MI:Explore

Now its easy to benefit from the power of GRANTA MI user management without the need for support from your IT team. A new web app makes it quick and easy for anyone assigned as an administrator to add users to the system and move them between different groups and roles (e.g., including them in project teams). In this way, you ensure that every team member sees data appropriate to their role and for which they are authorized, with minimum effort.   New features have been added to the MI:Explore web app, introduced with the recent Version 8. You can add data to the database via the app, including very simple drag-and-drop upload of images. This makes it easy for more users to contribute to the database, and supports additional data entry workflows. For example, test engineers could be presented with a simple form to enter their results. Data entry can be controlled—for example, some fields on could be specified as mandatory, while others could be locked.

Streamline the data import
process for complex data

Importing your data to GRANTA MI


Interpret phase diagrams and
other image-based data

Viewing ternary phase diagram data

Building and maintaining a GRANTA MI database has been made easier with new a 'multi-step' importer capability, ideal for getting complex data into the system. Data can now be imported from a single spreadsheet and placed automatically in multiple locations ('data tables') within the database. For example, data from a test program request could be used to update both test data and materials pedigree tables in a single step.   New capabilities to zoom-in on images in GRANTA MI datasheets and to read off the coordinates of points with easy-to-use 'cross hairs' will be particularly useful for users of phase diagrams. These can now be stored as images and users can quickly read off the information that they need. Both 2D and isometric cross-hairs are supported—the latter supports ternary phase diagrams.

Support your composite
qualification workflow
Composite qualification tools


Manage vital IP in the development
of Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Updated software and services support a rigorous, auditable composite qualification process, particularly where data traceability is important for regulatory and other purposes. New software tools for capturing, processing, and reporting on composite data have been added to the existing GRANTA MI:Composites software package. A new Granta service helps companies configure and deploy this technology to support their qualification workflows, e.g., for test requests, test matrix generation, capture of composites data, analysis, and management reporting.   GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing™ is a new software solution that overcomes the substantial data challenges of developing additively-manufactured parts. It incorporates  industry best practices in managing vital material and process information in this area. It helps engineering enterprises: protect their investment and intellectual property in Additive Manufacturing research; build an in-depth knowledge-base that is a prerequisite for better understanding Additive Manufacturing processes; significantly reduce time-to-market by avoiding wasted effort and gaining valuable insights; and support the qualification and certification of additively-manufactured parts.

Previous releases: 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4.0 | 3.0 | 2.0 | 1.3 | 1.2 | 1.1