ANSYS News: ANSYS and Granta Design Collaborate To Empower Additive Manufacturing

October 16th, 2018

Engineers and scientists can now effectively manage and leverage materials information for additive manufacturing (AM) thanks to a new partnership between ANSYS and Granta Design.

Accurate, reliable and traceable materials information is crucial for additive manufacturing. The combination of ANSYS’ powerful simulation for metal powder bed AM with Granta’s existing GRANTA MI: Materials Gateway for ANSYS Workbench offers an integrated set of workflows for AM data capture, simulation and optimisation. That enables users to directly access and use validated materials data stored in their GRANTA MI corporate materials database, while working in ANSYS Workbench. Users can quickly apply accurate, traceable input data, saving time and increasing confidence in simulation results. The companies are also working to connect ANSYS Additive Print TM to GRANTA MI.

“ANSYS is known for the accuracy and robustness of our simulation tools. By partnering with Granta, the experts in materials information management, we are helping to assure that ANSYS AM solutions will not only become more efficient, but more accurate and reliable over the years to come,”

Brent Stucker, director of additive manufacturing, ANSYS.

“Our collaboration with ANSYS will help organisations working towards AM parts get it right the first time. By integrating physical and virtual methods and data relating to AM, we can help to dramatically reduce the time and number of builds required to produce parts with the required properties.”

David Cebon, managing director and co-founder, Granta Design

About ANSYS, Inc.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation. ANSYS help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, helping them to solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs thousands of professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimisation. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.


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, defence, energy, medical devices, automotive, motorsports, manufacture of consumer and industrial equipment, materials production, and publishing. Customers realise 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.

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