A new release of the CES Selector software has been announced by Granta Design, helping engineering enterprises make important decisions about materials and process choices during product design. New features also make it easier for materials producers to analyse options during development.
Combining comprehensive data on the properties of materials with powerful graphical software for analysis and selection, CES Selector has been developed at Cambridge University and Granta. Designers, engineers and materials experts can explore materials and process options to make and justify rational, auditable selection and substitution decisions. The software is particularly valuable in balancing competing engineering, economic and environmental objectives.
The new Hybrid Synthesizer add-on tool allows the properties of hybrid materials and systems – sandwich panels, foams, lattices and composites, for example – to be predicted, while clear graphical property maps make it simple to compare these materials with other options. Designers can investigate and demonstrate the benefits of hybrid structures, targeting development of lightweight products.
This new release also sees enhancements to CES Selector’s core materials property graphing and selection tools. Instant comparisons can be made between your own materials and those in Granta’s extensive MaterialUniverse data module, which comprises complete engineering, economic and property information for over 3,000 materials.