ASM Chicago Chapter Network Meeting

Rolling Meadows, IL

May 12, 2015

Event Website 

Granta is delighted to be presenting at the upcoming ASM-Chicago Chapter Network Meeting. We look forward to meeting fellow members of the ASM community at this event. Granta is also providing some sponsorship for the event by enabling attendees from industry to register free for the dinner. Please register below.


5:30-6:30PM Drinks and Networking
6:30PM Dinner
7:45-8:30PM Feature Presentation: Dr Arthur Fairfull, Granta Design
"The Environmental Impact of Materials Decisions"
8:30PM Raffle and Close

Feature Presentation

Speaker Bio: Dr Arthur Fairfull, Strategic Product Initatives, Granta Design

Arthur has developed, implemented and marketed materials information systems for over twenty years, working with three generations of materials software technology. His first company, Matsel Systems Ltd (a subsidiary of Elsevier Science Publishers), offered desktop and online materials selection software in the days before the Internet! Arthur then held a variety of positions at MSC Software, latterly as Director in Simulation Data Management. Joining Granta in 2006, he now drives Granta's strategic initiatives focused on new technologies and products for integration with CAD, CAE, and PLM, and for applying materials data to optimize product design while minimizing product risk and cost. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Glasgow University and a PhD in composite materials from the University of Liverpool.

Paper Title: The Environmental Impact of Materials Decisions

Abstract: Manufacturers are being held accountable for the impact their products have on human and environmental resources. This pressure not only comes from a steady stream of ever changing legislation but also from consumers who want to know the items they purchase meet their ethical standards along with their budget. How can OEMs, and their suppliers, address this challenge, continue to innovate and remain competitive?


LaMirage Restaurant
3223 West Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Register for Granta sponsorship

Granta is able to provide some sponsorship for this event by enabling free registration for the evening dinner ($35.00 value) for qualifying attendees. To qualify, you must:

  • Be working in industry (please note, registration is free as standard for students, who should register via the ASM Chicago site)
  • Register with Granta below—we will forward your registration to the ASM Chicago Chapter, you do not need to register separately at the event website.

Register before Friday, May 8.