“Our mission is to lead materials information technology – to advance materials engineering and education, and to enable better, greener, safer products.”
Granta Design was founded in 1994 as a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge by Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon.
Today, we are the leader in the materials information technology market.
Since February 2019, ANSYS Granta has been a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc.
We apply information technology to the world of materials. We help materials educators to teach the next generation of engineers, scientists, and designers, and materials engineers to optimize the performance of materials and processes. And we enable design and development to make smart decisions about their products. To date, we’ve helped hundreds of engineering enterprises to embrace ‘material intelligence’. The results: accessible data, time savings, slashed costs, reduced risk, better products, and happy engineers.
“Our vision is of material intelligence integrated throughout Education, R&D, and the Product Lifecycle.”
We see an exciting future for materials information technology. In education, we will help to build society’s material intelligence. In materials R&D, we seek to empower ‘Materials 4.0’ – the materials response to the Industry 4.0 era. We’ll help to drive technologies such as Additive Manufacturing and new approaches to combine simulation and experiment for materials design. And we’re working towards a world where material intelligence is available wherever it is needed, whenever it is needed in the product lifecycle – and fully integrated into business and engineering processes.
ANSYS Granta, the Materials Business Unit of ANSYS is still headquartered in Cambridge, UK. We now have the support of a worldwide organization, including materials specialists service partners located globally.
We’re the largest team and R&D effort dedicated to the topic of materials information technology, with unrivalled experience of implementing materials information solutions, from hundreds of industry projects and work with over a thousand universities.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, with an active collaborative R&D team, thriving industry consortia projects, and our involvement in coordinating the global Materials Education Symposia.
Our customers are leaders in their fields – enterprises like Airbus, Boeing, Emerson Electric, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, and Rolls-Royce; universities like Cambridge, Delft, ETH, Imperial College, MIT, Ohio State, and Princeton.
Above all, we retain a passion for materials, a focus on solving our customers’ problems, and remain a great place to work. We’d love you to join us – as a team member, customer, or partner.