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Granta Design Joins Altair Partner Alliance

03 October 2017

The Altair Partner Alliance has announced the addition of Granta Design’s CES Selector, a tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of material properties, to its software offering.

“Altair’s customers across all industries will benefit from the knowledge of material experts in their product development and design phases,” says Marian Bulla, Program Manager for Material Data at Altair. “Granta’s technology will enable improved, streamlined processes and time savings by having everything in one workflow. Users can innovate with CES Selector by confirming and validating their choice of materials, resolving materials issues, pre-screening materials and focusing on the most promising solutions in the early project phase.”

CES Selector provides access to a linked 'encyclopedia' of material data, combined with visual tools for comparing and screening materials. It provides access to comparable data for all classes of engineering materials, including economic and environmental data. Charting capabilities enable visual comparison of material performance and component geometry and load condition can be considered as part of the material selection process.

“Simulation is enabling many companies to move away from a reliance on physical prototyping and testing,” reports Charlie Bream, Senior Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. “However, little attention has been paid to the initial choice of material, with users often selecting materials they’ve used before. This inhibits innovation and can lead to suboptimal products. To help address this issue, we are delighted to be adding CES Selector to the Altair Partner Alliance. HyperWorks users will be able to quickly validate and identify the most appropriate materials for their applications before starting on detailed simulation work.”

CES Selector is used in a range of industries, including consumer goods, medical, automotive and aerospace.





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