CES Selector Data

There are three easy steps to buying CES Selector™— choose your data (see details below), choose your tools, and for advice and to arrange a product demonstration, please contact us.

CES Selector data


At the heart of CES Selector is MaterialUniverse:

  • A unique data set providing complete property data for over 3,500 materials types across the full range of engineering materials.
  • Designed for efficient screening and selection studies; quickly scan materials options and identify candidate materials for your application.
  • An index for the full CES Selector data library. From MaterialUniverse records covering generic material types, follow links to records on specific material grades in other data modules (below).

Specialist data library

These reference data modules are licensed from leading providers of data covering metals, plastics, and composites. You can quickly search across the entire library, or use CES Selector's search, browse, selection, and charting capabilities within each individual dataset. All of the materials data you need, in one place, with the tools to apply it.

Edition Data description Data modules
Basic Edition
Generic data from Granta Design, covering over 3,500 materials types. Supports selection, substitution, cost analyses, and analysis of environmental properties.
The Periodic Table
APA Edition A version of the Basic Edition available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Members can access this version CES Selector using their HyperWorks units. MaterialUniverse
CES Polymer Selector
Provides comprehensive coverage of plastics and elastomers. Includes Granta plastics data plus information on tens of thousands of plastics from leading plastics data sources, CAMPUS, M-Base, and Prospector.
CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics
Prospector Plastics ('IDES')
CES Aero Selector
Data on the alloys and composites that are critical for high performance engineering. Includes alloy data from MMPDS and CMH-17 (MIL-HDBK-17) composites data—relevant for aerospace, energy, and similar applications.

Firehole Composites
CES Metals Selector Granta's MaterialUniverse module is augmented by data on over 20,000 alloys in MI-21, over 2,500 steels from the Register of European Steels (known as the ‘Stahl-Eisen-Liste’ in German), and over 4,500 steel standards from the Steel Specificiation Book, published by UK Steel. MaterialUniverse

StahlDat SX
CES Medical Selector
Granta's MaterialUniverse module with additional medical and food grade data, combined with extensive information on plastics.
Medical MaterialUniverse
CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics
Prospector Plastics ('IDES')
Add-on data
This data, including ASME materials data for power and process industries, JAHM temperature-dependent material property data, and Senvol Database™ data on Additive Manufacturing, can be added as standalone modules.
ASM Medical Materials
JAHM Curve Data
Metal Foams
Global Powder Metallurgy
ecoinvent Key Materials Indicators
Senvol Database™
StahlDat Sheet Steels