Data and tools

CES Selector provides an unrivalled combination of materials data and materials selection tools.


A unique data set, compiled by Granta materials experts. Complete, comparable data for all classes of engineering material. Consider all material options and quickly identify candidates.


Specialist data sets

A library of data from authoritative providers. 250,000+ datasheets on grades of metals, composites, plastics, and more. Links to MaterialUniverse create a ‘materials encyclopedia’. Key data collections include:

  • Metals – the MI-21 metals and consumables data, StahlDat SX and SteelSpec steels.
  • Polymers – CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics, Prospector Plastics, and ChemRes chemical resistance data.
  • Aero – MMPDS aero alloys, CMH-17 and Firehole composites.


Core selection and comparison tools

Other tools

Export materials data in the format required by CAE packages including Abaqus/CAE, ANSYS Workbench, SolidWorks, MaatML, Nastran, Creo Parametric, and solidThinking Inspire. Save time, avoid error, get the right data.

Predict the performance of hybrid materials and structures, and compare them with ‘standard’ materials. Comes complete with a set of  hybrid models and a part cost estimator. Includes the capability to create and apply your own models.

Hybrid Models: Estimate the performance of hybrid materials and structures (sandwich panels, composites, foams, …) to quickly identify configurations with the highest potential.

Part Cost Estimator: Estimate the influence of material, process chain, and production volume on part cost, enabling you to understand likely cost implications before investing effort in a design.

Quickly estimate the environmental impact of a design or product, enabling you to focus attention on the areas which can lead to the biggest improvements.

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Datasheet and videos

Watch videos and download the product datasheet to understand more about CES Selector and its applications.

Materials selection

Find out how CES Selector enables smart materials choices, enabling you to apply rational material selection methods.


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