November 1, 2018

New version offers improved support for additive manufacturing, vibration avoidance, simulation projects, and more

Cambridge, UK. Granta Design today announced the release of CES Selector™ 2019, the industry-standard software tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of materials properties. The new version features enhanced data and tools that: help you decide whether additive manufacturing technology is a viable option for your project, offer guidance on identifying critical design requirements – for example, relating to vibrational properties, and save time and effort in simulation projects. The 2019 version also includes substantial updates to the CES Selector library of specialist datasets.


What’s new in CES Selector 2019

Compare additive machines and materials against conventionally manufactured products and technologies, and gain a clear understanding of performance. The new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Edition of CES Selector covers all the primary industrial AM technologies, and provides data on over 950 industrial machines and more than 1,700 compatible materials. It includes access to supplier information from the updated Senvol Database, supplemented with data on over 190 equivalent materials manufactured using conventional techniques, enabling AM materials to be considered early in material selection studies. Watch Granta’s on-demand webinar ‘Comparing additive manufacturing materials with conventional technologies’ for a case study in applying this edition:

Prevent unnecessary iterations and expensive remedial action by selecting materials early in your project. Ensure you have the right load-bearing characteristics by using the new performance indices for longitudinal and flexural vibration. If materials need to be switched out, CES Selector 2019 provides a rapid understanding of likely vibration changes.

Modeling and simulation projects can be difficult and time consuming. Enable your simulation engineering team by applying CES Selector to pre-screen materials, focusing simulation work on the likeliest candidates. And provide them with correctly-formatted input data, including enhanced access to Prospector Plastics, and the CAMPUS and MBase Plastics datasets. Extended ‘exporter’ technology makes it easy to get this data into more tools, including Altair Inspire.

Enjoy the very latest supporting resources and best practice information on Granta’s eLearning site. Now expanded to include additional content for the Professional Level of the CES Selector Certificate Program with our scenario-based decision tree module, and techniques for defining critical design requirements.

Benefit from enhancements to MaterialUniverse, Granta’s comprehensive dataset of engineering, economic, and environmental property profiles designed for like-to-like comparisons across the whole spectrum of material and processing possibilities. In a searchable electronic format, MaterialUniverse contains over 4,000 unique data records covering virtually all purchasable engineering materials, and 240 records covering related processes. Materials records cover the full range of materials classes, and each record has more than 80 general, mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, environmental, economic, corrosion, and other properties.
Additionally, CES Selector features the latest updates of these specialist datasets:

  • Prospector Plastics
  • CAMPUS & M-Base Plastics
  • MMPDS-12 aerospace alloys
  • JAHM Curve Data for simulation
  • Senvol Database for additive manufacturing

“The subtleties of material selection impact everything from design and development timetables, to financial cost, and regulatory compliance,” commented Dr. Charlie Bream, Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. “CES Selector is uniquely able to offer insight, ensuring our customers can find the materials data they need, gain insight into materials properties, and clearly communicate those choices. The enhancements in our 2019 release offer even more of a competitive edge through focused support for additive manufacturing, simulation, and vibration loading.”


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