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Composites by comparison
Can composites replace steel as the backbone of the oil and gas industry? Thibault Villette, material modeling team leader at Saudi Aramco, offers his thoughts. 
Composites in Manufacturing (CiM), October 2018

Knowing the ins-and-outs
When it comes to achieving product design objectives, materials decisions are pivotal. But often these decisions are based less on the best material for the job, and more on supplier recommendations, previous materials choices, or even the personal experience of the design engineer. Helping engineering enterprises to step away from this process is difficult – particularly in highly-regulated, understandably risk-averse sectors like medical devices. And shifting regulatory demands only add to this challenge. 
Materials World, August 2018 (available for members-only)

Virtual Product Development Needs Accurate Materials Information
Generating and obtaining materials data for simulation is complex and time-consuming, but incorrect properties lead to incorrect simulations. So how can simulation analysts avoid costly errors? Digital Engineering, July 2018

Risk-free surfaces
How can organizations easily and accurately identify the restricted substances risks in their products that result from a surface treatment? Develop3D Magazine, June 2018

Meeting Environmental Objectives and Regulations – What Every Aerospace Manufacturer Should Know
Gone are the days when the impact of products on the environment or human health were optional business concerns. Regulatory constraints on materials and chemicals are increasing, and many companies struggle to respond – and to do so quickly and efficiently.Aerospace & Defense Technology, June 2018

Enabling additive manufacturing for UK aerospace
“DRAMA (Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing facilities for Aerospace will reduce the time and cost in the planning of AM processes, provide a showcase for leading AM equipment and services, and grow the UK’s AM knowledge base to increase right-first-time deployment of AM.” TCT Magazine, June 2018

Materials matter
Is a focus on materials information the next product lifecycle management trend? Develop3D Magazine, May 2018

Herausforderung Werkstoff­und Prozessmanagement für Additive Fertigung 
(German language), Digital Agenda, May 2018

Matériaux et fabrication additive – cinq conseils essentiels pour passer en série
La possibilité de fabriquer des pièces de série moins chères, possédant de nouvelles formes, conçues avec de nouvelles matières, est le rêve de chaque ingénieur ! Grâce à la fabrication additive, ce rêve est devenu réalité, (French language) A3DM Magazine, March 2018

La fabrication additive s’affirme aux APS meetings
(French language), A3DM Magazine, March 2018

JEC World 2018 preview: Granta Design
Composites World, February 2018

Is your simulation data traceable to the source?
Ensuring that the best datasets can be reused, LiveWorx, January 2018

Optimierung von Prozessparametern in der Additiven Fertigung
MM MaschinenMarkt, (German language), Dezember 2017, p.102

Data is not enough
The means to manage the information needed in product substitution, Chemical Risk Manager, December 2017

Unlock material intelligence for PLM
The links betweeen the materials information lifecycle, and the product lifecycle, LiveWorx, November 2017

Finding a suitable alternative material can be a daunting step into the unknown
Specifying a new material for a product in the medical sector, where a justifiably stringent amount of regulation restricts many materials and outlines all kinds of tests and requirements beyond simply strength or density, Engineering Materials, November 2017

Tackling the traceability of composite materials
Najib Baig discusses the critical role of traceability of materials within the aerospace industry, Composites World, November 2017
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Tracking materials for system simulation
The importance of consistent nomenclature for materials data and properties for efficient material selection, Digital Engineering, July 2017

Review: CES Selector 2017
Al Dean, Editor-in-Chief of Develop3D magazine, reviews CES Selector 2017 and finds out how it helps companies to make smarter, more informed material decisions, Develop3D, June 2017

Software shortens design path to longboard
How FORCE Technology optimized the performance of a composite longboard using CES Selector, Composites World, June 2017

La problématique des matériaux au coeur de l’aéronautique
Victor Arnoux explains how Granta’s technology is used in the aerospace sector (French language), Essais & Simulations, pp. 46-49, May 2017Download the article as a PDF

Software-Tool vereinfacht Verbundmaterial-Design
How FORCE Technology optimized the performance of a composite longboard using CES Selector (German language), Plastverarbeiter, March 2017

Materials information and effective product design
Why materials information management is important in product design and throughout the whole product lifecycle, Appliance Design magazine, pp. 27-29, February 2017

Die richtige Werkstoff-Kombination erhöht den Fahrspaß
How FORCE Technology optimized the performance of a composite longboard using CES Selector (German language), Konstruktionspraxis, February 2017

ICME helps designers living in a materials world
The role of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) in a systems-level approach to lightweighting projects, Digital Engineering, January 2017

3D Printing: The Changing Art of Making Parts
How materials information management helps organizations involved in additive manufacturing to better understand process parameters and their impact on materials, Digital Engineering, December 2016

GRANTA MI Version 9 in magazine’s Top 5 news items in 2016
In its ‘Best of 2016’ special edition, German magazine Konstruktionspraxis listed the GRANTA MI Version 9 product launch in the Top 5 news items for Development Products & Solutions. Read more (in German)see original press release.

Ask an Academic: Mike Ashby
Q&A session with Mike Ashby, materials science expert and author of Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, to discuss his research and work, Elsevier SciTech Connect, November 2016

Advanced materials software – support for product design, manufacture and applications 
Enabling support for product design and manufacture, with a spotlight on aluminium foams, International Aluminium Journal, October 2016, pp. 75-76. Download the article as a PDF

Delivering materials information management and vital simulation inputs for automotive firms
How leading automotive enterprises, such as PSA Peugeot Citroën, are implementing projects to manage and apply their materials, BIP Auto magazine, September 2016, pp. 40-41. Download the article as a PDF

Granta and Senvol collaborate on AM processes and materials database
The Senvol Database™ of Additive Manufacturing materials and machines will be available within Granta’s software, Metal AM, p. 24, Summer 2016

Many Layers to Address
The role of testing services and data providers in the era of composites design, Desktop Engineering, pp. 14-17, July 2016

Effective Materials Information Management Solutions for Aerospace
How Granta works with leading aerospace enterprises to deliver effective materials information management solutions, Space Tech Expo Europe, July 2016

Managing composite information to enable lightweighting projects
Managing composite information to achieve success in lightweighting projects, with case studies, JEC Composites, pp. 38-40, June 2016. Download the article as a PDF

Materialdatenmanagement – eine Schlüsseltechnologie für den Leichtbau
Managing and using materials information to enable lightweighting projects, with case studies (German language), Lightweight Design, pp. 12-16, June 2016. Download the article as a PDF

3D Printing Materials Get Smarter with Granta & Senvol Partnership
Granta and Senvol team up on selection of additive manufacturing processes and materials,, May 2016

Gestion de données matériaux pour la fabrication additive
Managing materials information for additive manufacturing (French language), A3DM magazine, March 2016

Inspiring Designers and Engaging Engineers in Materials
Granta’s Hannah Melia describes a new database to inspire and engage student engineers and designers, Elsevier SciTech Connect, February 2016

Managing your Material Data
Overview of the need for materials data management and some of the solutions, Desktop Engineering, pp. 24-26, October 2015

Granta named a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ for 2015
Gartner, Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2015, Marc Halpern, Janet Suleski, Rick Franzosa, 08 April 2015. 

AutoMatIC tackles materials data challenge
Interview with Granta’s Dan Williams and Jaguar Land Rover’s Mark Blagdon. Desktop Engineering Magazine, April 2015

The difficulty of qualifying exotic materials and processes for flight
Granta’s Dr Will Marsden discusses additive manufacturing and composites. Engineering Materials Magazine, March 2015, p.32

Need Help Selecting Materials?
Discussing materials selection for automotive applications. Automotive Design and Production, January 2015

Material Data Management Consortium Focuses on Impact in Material and Product R&D

Materials regulation and compliance puts increasing pressure on firms
Eureka Magazine, August 2014, p.19-20. Read a summary online or download the full article as a PDF

As Goes Aero, So Goes Auto
Automotive Design and Production, August 2014

Granta Design Releases Product Intelligence Software
Desktop Engineering, July 2014

Medical materials database integrates extensive neurological device data
Plastics Today, June 2014

Granta Design intros new application for PTC Windchill 
High Performance Composites, June 2014

Material and Product Intelligence for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine., May 2014, p. 43-35 Read the full-text on their website

Learn to think
Rachel Lawler reports from the 6th International Materials Education Symposium in Cambridge, UK 
Materials World Magazine, 01 May 2014, article is available for all to download from the Materials World Website

Granta Spearheads Materials Data Consortium Aimed at Automotive Sector
Desktop Engineering, April 2014

REACHing out for new materials 
Discussing the HITEA collaborative project, which is responding to restrictions on hexavalent chromium by searching for replacement surface treatments. 
Materials World, April 2014, IOM3 members can download the article from the Materials World Website.

Materials Information Management
Typically, 50% of expensively acquired materials test results are used once and then discarded. Dr. Sarah Egan of Granta Design identifies the value of good materials information management for medical device development and how to achieve it.
Med-Tech Innovation Magazine (p.30-33), April 2014 | html

JEC Europe 2014: Granta to Demonstrate Composites Design Data Module, March 2014

Practical Competences as Learning Outcomes Using CES EduPack
Engineering Education Issue 13 (2013) p.16-23, T.V. Vakhitova, C. Fredriksson (pdf, 551 Kb)

Material intelligent auswählen
Tecumseh, Spezialist für Klima- und Kälte-technick, hat kürzlich das Wekseug CES Selector eingeführt und nutzt nun die umfangreichen Materialkennwerte, Sophie Colmek, Tecumseh Europe
Konstruktions Praxis, p.14-15, December 2013

Materials management software upgraded
Eureka Magazine, December 2013

Granta Design extends composite data management effort with Phase II of Composite Data Management Project
Composites World, October 2013

Meeting mineral supply risks
Ensuring a steady supply of materials has presented a formidable obstacle to applying new energy technologies such as solar PV. Dr James Goddin, Alicja Kowalewska, Kim Marshall and Dr Jamie O’Hare present a case study on how to tackle it 
Mineral Planning, September 2013

Five reasons to attend the Engineering Design Show
Eureka, September 2013

The materials supply risk: digging deeper – seeking an accurate picture of demand
Researchers from Rolls-Royce Plc, materials IT company Granta Design, and sustainability consultancy Oakdene Hollins, all UK, reveal how a new project is taking a rational approach for more accurate results
Materials World Magazine, June 2013

Understanding materials to mitigate risk
James Goddin
Mineral Planning, June 2013

Data-driven assessment of materials supply and environmental risks designs out problems and meets legislative requirements
New Materials International, May 2013

Designers Still Going Green 
Environmentally friendly, energy efficient products continue to be a top design trend. By Michelle Bangert 
Appliance Design, May 2013

Materialdaten—das große Potenzial
IT&Production, June 2012

The Role Of Sustainable Product And Factory Design 
Sarah Krasley and Emma Stewart, Ph.D., Autodesk Inc., June 2012

Adapting to a modern design challenge
Jamie O’Hare and Leigh Holloway
DPA Magazine, April 2012

Entschieden für die Umwelt
Gerd Wurmann, 
AUTOCAD & Inventor Magazin, p.65-66, 3/2012

Materials Selection for Aerospace Systems
NASA/TM–2012-217411, Jan 2012

Selected older articles

Choosing Materials for Medical Devices
Med-Tech Innovation, Nov-Dec 2011 
Also available as an article on their website, Feb 15, 2012

WERKSTOFFE Materialdaten per Programm,
DRAHT, November 2011

Design for (your) product lifetime showcase: Five young designers give their projects a sustainable-makeover
Core77 Design Maganzine & Resource, November 2011

Design software: helping industry go green, October 2011

New Software for Material Selection
Automotive Design and Production, October 2011

Digitally Enhance Green Choices, on the fly, October 2011

Software aids sustainable material choices
NPL, October 2011

It’s a material world
University of Cambridge, Research Features, September 2011

Turning good design green
Injection World, p.33-35, September 2011

Verbundwerkstoffe zielgerichtet auslegen
Lightweightdesign, p.26 06/2011

Materialdatenmanagement für Kunststoffe
Economic Engineering p6 6/2011

Nothing is simple anymore
Matter Vol 8.1 p. 8-9, April 2011

Eco Materials Adviser
Develop3d Sustainability, p14-15, April 2011

Werkstoffauswahl als Mischung aus Systematik und Kreativität
DeviceMed (German language), p.16-17, May 2010

Globales Werkstoffdatenmanagement (PDF version, 1Mb) 
VDI-Z Integrierte Produktion (German language), 151, P. 62-63, May, 2009
(With thanks to VDI-Z for permission to distribute this article)

Mehr als Attribute auf der Zeichnung: Werkstoffdaten 
CAD CAM (German language), p. 42-45, Nov/Dec 2008

Eco Design: Making it Real
DPA Magazine, p.7. November 2008

Material Database for Medical Devices
Medical Design, p. 26, December 2007

Green Software Tools to Aid Design for Sustainability Policy
European Design Engineer, p. 69-72, October 2007

Mastering the Materials Maze
British Plastics & Rubber, September 2007

Material Selection Made Easy
Plastics & Rubber Weekly, p.6, 28 September 2007

A Strategy for Materials
Appliance Design, p. 77-79, September 2007

Materials Database Helps Stretch R&D Budgets
Medical Design Technology, p. 15-16, May 2007

Materials Information Gets Down to Business
JEC Composites Magazine, no. 32, p.42-44, May 2007

Aerospace Industry Seeks Material Returns
Aerospace Engineering, p. 17-19, April 2007

Managing and Using Materials Data 
Advanced Materials & Processes Journal, p. 34-36, March 2007

Engineering Materials Informatics
Cebon D., Ashby M.F.A.
MRS Bulletin, 31, p. 1004-1012, December 2006

Knowledge is Power
Aerospace Testing International, p. 88-90, December 2006

Blame it on the Management 
Materials World, p. 26-28, December 2006

The Materials Engineering Challenge
Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol 8, p. 922-923, October 2006

Material Returns
SAE Off-Highway Engineering, p.71-73, October 2006

Software that Really Works (PDF format) 
Advanced Materials & Processes Journal, May 2005

“The rational method offers a means to both complement and go beyond experience in the selection of materials. It offers the prospect of discovering better, cheaper, faster ways of working.”
Materials World 2004 [Full article]

“Granta Design is hailing the new release of its CES Polymer Selector as the most powerful selection tool ever built. It’s a bold claim; can it be true?… So Granta’s CES Polymer Selector has complete generics, the widest available range of grade-specifics, extensive facilities for sorting, comparing and selecting and Ashby bubble charts. Claim upheld? The answer must be yes.”
British Plastics and Rubber [Full article] (PDF 300KB)

“The CES POLYMER SELECTOR is a systematic, design-led and science-based software tool for selecting the best plastics material for a given application. It combines generic and grade-specific information with powerful graphical selection methods that work on combinations of properties.” 
British Plastics and Rubber [Full article]


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