The recent 2003 International Moldflow User Conference was the occasion for Moldflow Corp. to announce a strategic partnership with Granta Design Ltd., known for its expertise in materials information technology. According to the agreement, portions of Moldflow’s proprietary plastics material database will be included in Granta’s CES4 Optimal Polymer Selector (OPS) product. OPS provides a systematic method for the selection of the most appropriate plastics material for a given application.
Granta customers will now be able to filter materials based on the availability of Moldflow material data, an important capability for customers using Moldflow analysis products in their product development processes.
“Granta customers will now have the ability to quickly eliminate materials that have not been characterized for use with Moldflow software tools in the earliest stages of determining material candidates for a given application,” says Peter Rucinski, Moldflow’s director of product marketing. “This further underscores the importance of having the necessary data to use Moldflow software products to perform analyses in those early stages of product development, when the cost of change is minimal yet the impact is greatest.”