How to assess your company’s Materials IQ

July 12, 2018

Author: Beth Harlen

The management of materials information is just one piece of the ‘materials intelligence’ puzzle. Discover how to reduce design cycles, minimize risk, improve product quality, aid compliance, and much more, by taking these five steps to increasing your Materials IQ.


From fashion to flight: the diverse users of CES Selector

May 24, 2018

Author: Beth Harlen

Speaking at a recent webinar, experts from Honeywell AerospaceSaudi Aramco, and Burberry presented the benefits of systematic materials selection.


A clear view of the materials paradigm

January 31, 2018

Author: Hannah Melia

Educators teaching introductory materials science courses know the drill: we have large classes filled with students from diverse backgrounds, with divergent aspirations and interests. And as with any type of compulsory learning experience, we look out onto a sea of people – some of whom want to be there; some don’t – and are tasked with finding how best to convey an understanding of a vast range of scale and concepts. Arguably, at this introductory level, the most fundamental of which is the relationship between Process, Structure, and Properties – otherwise known as the materials paradigm.


Chip Ganassi races ahead with Granta CES Selector

December 7, 2017

Author: Beth Harlen

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for more than 30 years and is considered one of the most successful and innovative owners in the sport


Unlock material intelligence for PLM

November 20, 2017

Author: Grant Cole

GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway for Creo – an upgrade option that enables Creo users to access their corporate materials database within Creo


Restrictive substances regulatory compliance – the IPC-1754 data exchange standard

August 17, 2017

Author: Grant Cole

Journeying across the pond to Ottawa, Canada, members of the Granta Design Restrictive Substances team participated in a committee meeting to discuss the IPC-1754 (“Materials Declaration Standard for Aerospace and Defense”) standard. Arising out of an initiative by the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), the IPC-1754 standard establishes requirements for material and chemical substance data exchange between suppliers and their customers for aerospace and defense, heavy equipment, and other such industries.


The REACH Authorization List gets an update

August 15, 2017

Author: Grant Cole

The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) Authorization List has been updated to include 12 new substances, bringing the total to 43 substances. REACH is a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment.


Granta’s Michael Ashby receives ICF Gold Medal

July 14, 2017

Author: Caroline Brown

Granta’s very own Professor Michael Ashby is one of just six scientists to receive one of the 2017 International Congress on Fracture‘s highest honors, an Alan H. Cottrell Gold Medal.


Taking the heat: how the right materials will get us to Mars

July 10, 2017

Author: Grant Cole

In terms of sheer coolness, very few things come close to NASA – especially if you happen to be an avid Sci-Fi fan like me. With that in mind, two stories that emphasise the critical role materials selection plays in the quest towards space exploration have caught my eye.


Meet the team at Granta Design

December 15, 2016

Author: Grant Cole

Welcome to the third in our series in which we meet the Granta team. We spoke with our colleague Rhys to find out everything, from what he most enjoys about being a Software Tester to which historical figure provides him with a daily dose of inspiration. We’re always looking for like-minded individuals who have passion and drive to make positive changes to our software development; take a look at our current opportunities if you think this could be you


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