Pushing the Materials Boundaries with CES Selector 2019

  • New version offers improved support for additive manufacturing, vibration avoidance, simulation projects, and more

Cambridge, UK – November 1, 2018. 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.

What’s new in CES Selector 2019

Compare additive machines and materials against conventionally manufactured products and technologies, and gain a clear understanding of performance. The new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Edition of CES Selector covers all the primary industrial AM technologies, and provides data on over 950 industrial machines and more than 1,700 compatible materials. It includes access to supplier information from the updated Senvol Database, supplemented with data on over 190 equivalent materials manufactured using conventional techniques, enabling AM materials to be considered early in material selection studies. Watch Granta’s on-demand webinar ‘Comparing additive manufacturing materials with conventional technologies’ for a case study in applying this edition: www.grantadesign.com/webseminars/2018/compare-additive-materials.htm

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Image courtesy of Granta Design

Prevent unnecessary iterations and expensive remedial action by selecting materials early in your project. Ensure you have the right load-bearing characteristics by using the new performance indices for longitudinal and flexural vibration. If materials need to be switched out, CES Selector 2019 provides a rapid understanding of likely vibration changes.

Modeling and simulation projects can be difficult and time consuming. Enable your simulation engineering team by applying CES Selector to pre-screen materials, focusing simulation work on the likeliest candidates. And provide them with correctly-formatted input data, including enhanced access to Prospector Plastics, and the CAMPUS and MBase Plastics datasets. Extended ‘exporter’ technology makes it easy to get this data into more tools, including Altair Inspire.

Enjoy the very latest supporting resources and best practice information on Granta’s eLearning site. Now expanded to include additional content for the Professional Level of the CES Selector Certificate Program with our scenario-based decision tree module, and techniques for defining critical design requirements.

Benefit from enhancements to MaterialUniverse, Granta’s comprehensive dataset of engineering, economic, and environmental property profilesdesigned for like-to-like comparisons across the whole spectrum of material and processing possibilities. In a searchable electronic format, MaterialUniverse contains over 4,000 unique data records covering virtually all purchasable engineering materials, and 240 records covering related processes. Materials records cover the full range of materials classes, and each record has more than 80 general, mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, environmental, economic, corrosion, and other properties.

Additionally, CES Selector features the latest updates of these specialist datasets:

“The subtleties of material selection impact everything from design and development timetables, to financial cost, and regulatory compliance,” commented Dr. Charlie Bream, Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. “CES Selector is uniquely able to offer insight, ensuring our customers can find the materials data they need, gain insight into materials properties, and clearly communicate those choices. The enhancements in our 2019 release offer even more of a competitive edge through focused support for additive manufacturing, simulation, and vibration loading.”

For more information on CES Selector 2019, visit the Granta website (www.grantadesign.com/products/ces/) or join one of our on-going series of live web seminars that provide practical case studies for the use of CES Selector (https://www.grantadesign.com/events/).

CES Selector is different. It combines a unique range of materials data with specialist tools to help you solve real materials problems. It has been improved and optimized for more than 20 years to deal with the subtleties of material selection. The upcoming 2019 version features new links from an updated Senvol Database™ to Granta’s MaterialUniverse data, enabling easy comparison between additive manufacturing and conventional materials technologies.

Pre-screen materials before simulation. Focus on the likeliest materials candidates – export data to support simulation for a wider range of materials across computational environments. New performance indices for longitudinal and flexural vibration enable you to consider vibrational properties during selection – important, for example, in automotive applications. Updated support on Granta’s eLearning site includes content for the Professional Level of the CES Selector Certificate Program. These details make the real difference. Arrange a demonstration to see how CES Selector can help.

Granta are the materials information technology experts. The company develops market-leading software for managing materials and process information in engineering enterprises, and a series of tools for applying that data to key materials and product design decisions. Granta serves sectors as diverse as aerospace, defense, energy, medical devices, automotive, motorsports, manufacture of consumer and industrial equipment, materials production, and publishing. Customers realize multi-million dollar benefits in reduced cost, enhanced product performance, improved quality, and faster design turnaround. Granta was founded in 1994 as a spinout from the University of Cambridge and the work of Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon. For further information go on line to www.grantadesign.com. Follow @GrantaDesign on Twitter.

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