Comparing additive manufacturing materials with conventional ones

Highly complex and ‘organic’ geometries. Lower costs and delivery times for small production runs. One-off bespoke components. These are some drivers for the current interest in Additive Manufacturing (AM). But the performance of AM materials differs from that of conventional manufacturing route and is highly-dependent on the detail of processing conditions and the machines used. This all complicates the decision of whether to switch to AM.

In this on-demand webinar you’ll see how using the Senvol Database™ (the first and most comprehensive database on additive machines and materials) and the visualization and comparison tools in the upcoming release of CES Selector 2019, lets you compare the performance of the latest additive materials and machines with materials produced by conventional technology. Quickly identify which grades and machines are appropriate, and whether AM technology is a viable option for your component.

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What you will learn

  • Visualize and compare the performance of AM materials with conventional technologies
  • Quickly identify AM materials, grades and machines for a target application or component
  • Justify your choice to stakeholders
  • Explore the Senvol Database
  • Watch a live demonstration of the most comprehensive data on AM materials and machines in CES Selector 2019.

Who will benefit?

Material specialists, product engineering, product design, research and development, innovation groups – anyone considering
using AM.


About the presenter

Dr. Charlie Bream Dr. Charlie Bream is the Senior Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. After completing his PhD on recycling of thermoset composites at Brunel University, he spent 15 years in industry working on the development of lightweight materials and structures for British Aerospace (Space Systems), Pera International, and NXT before joining Granta in 2007.

About CES Selector

CES Selector is different. It combines a unique range of materials data with specialist tools to help you solve real materials problems. It has been improved and optimized for more than 20 years to deal with the subtleties of material selection. The upcoming 2019 version features new links from an updated Senvol Database™ to Granta’s MaterialUniverse data, enabling easy comparison between additive manufacturing and conventional materials technologies.

Pre-screen materials before simulation. Focus on the likeliest materials candidates – export data to support simulation for a wider range of materials across computational environments. New performance indices for longitudinal and flexural vibration enable you to consider vibrational properties during selection – important, for example, in automotive applications. Updated support on Granta’s eLearning site includes content for the Professional Level of the CES Selector Certificate Program. These details make the real difference. Arrange a demonstration to see how CES Selector can help.

About Granta Design

Granta Design is the leader in materials information technology, helping engineering enterprises to manage vital data and information about materials, analyze it to develop ‘material intelligence’, and apply that intelligence to make smart decisions across product design and development. We support the entire product lifecycle by integrating materials knowledge into design, simulation, and PLM, supporting 'cradle-to-cradle' product engineering.