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December 11, 2019

We’re delighted to have become part of the ANSYS family during 2019. We’d love to keep you up-to-date with relevant news and events from the Granta team: for example, web seminars and new product announcements. But in order for ANSYS to be able to email this information to you, we need your permission – even if you have previously given that permission to Granta Design.


December 10, 2019

A collaboration between ANSYS Granta, Cambridge AI startup Intellegens, and the University of Birmingham has secured funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge to optimise battery manufacturing processes, helping to ensure that the UK leads the world in the transition to a low carbon economy


December 4, 2019

Accurate materials information is essential for any product development organization. A single, gold-source of materials information ensures accuracy and traceability for simulation teams, product designers, and throughout the product development lifecycle.


November 4, 2019

Restricted substances or materials-at-risk can cause huge problems for product development organizations. If you don’t respond to regulations like REACH or TCSA, the results can be multi-million-dollar costs, product delays, and reputational damage. At a recent ANSYS Granta webinar, Renato Favarin from aerospace industry leader EMBRAER described what they are doing to remove risk from their materials and processes and to consider compliance during design, where change costs least for most impact.


October 18, 2019

ANSYS Granta has published a new white paper reviewing the impact of materials information on productivity, innovation, cost, and risk in the engineering enterprise. It includes cases study information from leading engineering enterprises including Rolls-Royce, Molex, GM, Ethicon Surgical Care, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Boeing.


September 12, 2019

With the upcoming release of the leading software for materials selection, CES Selector™ will become GRANTA Selector™.  As Granta joins the ANSYS family, we are bringing all of our industry-leading materials information technology solutions under one ANSYS® GRANTA™ brand. The new name also reflects a refreshed look and feel and some great new features, which will become available with the GRANTA Selector 2020 release, due for shipment in November. These include:


June 18, 2019

At last week’s Siemens Realize event in Detroit, ANSYS Granta launched a new user experience for accessing materials data and ensuring accurate materials assignment within CAD. The new MI:Materials Gateway for NX is the first to use Version 6 of the MI:Materials Gateway integration technology, which embeds access to corporate materials information systems within third-party CAD and CAE systems. Developed in close collaboration with key customers, the new tool offers faster performance, a simplified assignment workflow, better interaction with the CAD model, and an attractive new look and feel that will soon be rolled-out across all GRANTA MI apps.


June 4, 2019

The new GRANTA Materials Data for Simulation dataset is embedded into the ANSYS Mechanical software. It offers easy access to the material property data needed for structural analysis and covers many important materials classes. You will save the time wasted searching for and converting data, and have greater confidence in your simulation inputs.


February 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20, 2019Through its recent acquisition of Granta Design, ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) is supporting educators in teaching vital topics relating to materials to the next generation of students with the newly released CES EduPack™ 2019. Now extended to support a range of teaching approaches, this groundbreaking set of materials education resources supports materials teaching for engineering, design, science and sustainable development courses from pre-university to the advanced graduate level at more than 1,000 universities and colleges worldwide.


January 28, 2019

Cambridge, UK. Granta Design today announced that EWI, a leading engineering and technology innovator for advanced manufacturing in North America, has selected the GRANTA MI™ software to better coordinate its additive manufacturing (AM) work across multiple AM platforms. The software system is currently being deployed.


January 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH, USA. ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology. The acquisition expands ANSYS’ portfolio into this important area, giving ANSYS customers access to material intelligence, including data that is critical to successful simulations. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Management will provide further details regarding the transaction and its impact on the 2019 financial outlook after the closing.


December 13, 2018

Cambridge, UK. Granta Design today announced GRANTA MI™ Version 12, the latest release of its industry-leading materials information management software. Engineering enterprises are increasingly investing in Digital Twin strategies to enable decision-making and support innovation with an accurate virtual representation of the real product. To be meaningful, the Digital Twin must accurately represent the materials from which the product is made.


November 1, 2018

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.


October 3, 2018

Cambridge, UK. Engineers and scientists can now effectively manage and leverage materials information for additive manufacturing (AM) thanks to a new partnership between ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and Granta Design.


July 16, 2018

Cambridge, UK. ASM International announces major upgrades to Materials Information Online (MIO) Digital Databases, taking advantage of enhancements to the underlying materials information technology platform with GRANTA MI™ Version 11 and the GRANTA MI:Explore app. The upgrade will streamline the ASM Digital Database user experience and provide new consumption capabilities for users to access updated, peer-reviewed, and convenient information on a variety of cutting-edge materials science information databases.


July 10, 2018

Cambridge, UK. Granta Design today announced that 4 Divisions of Continental have chosen GRANTA MI™, the leading system for enterprise materials information management, to create a single point of collection and access for its materials data, from materials engineering through to design and simulation. Continental has been committed to automotive innovation for more than 100 years. With an increasing focus on computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE), the global enterprise needed a single, standardized, and traceable means of managing its critical proprietary engineering data across divisions within its Automotive Business.


May 23, 2018

Cambridge, UK. Granta Design is collaborating with Dassault Systèmes to help product innovation teams make more informed decisions about the materials they use for the products they are developing and the experiences they want to deliver. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform will integrate with Granta Design’s GRANTA MI system for materials information management, improving productivity and collaboration.


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