Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Partner with Granta Design to Maximize Car Design Efficiency

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that they will partner with materials information technology leader Granta Design.

Granta Design  has created a PC software application which, along with the team’s existing software, enhances and simplifies the search process for information on materials that are fundamental to the car design process, and then applies this information to make smart decisions on the use of those materials. CES Selector™ will help the engineering team compare and choose alternate materials to develop stronger, lighter, and more durable race-winning cars.

The software application will be used by the engineering departments across all of CGRT’s racing disciplines. Founded in 1994 as a spin-off from the University of Cambridge, UK, Granta enables engineering enterprises to manage information on the materials (metals, plastics, composites, and more) that are essential to their businesses. Granta products help them to develop and apply material intelligence, make better materials decisions, save time and money, and reduce risk as they optimize their products. The company also provides support resources to thousands of university educators worldwide as they teach the next generation of engineers, scientists, and industrial designers about materials, processes, and sustainability.

John Twerdok, Director of Sales, Granta Design: “We’re excited to partner with a proven innovator in the racing industry like Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. Granta tools will enable them to explore ground-breaking designs and select the very best materials to support them. Ultimately, it is about winning by staying ahead of the competition, and we look forward to helping the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams as they develop lighter, faster, and higher-performing race cars.”


  • About CES Selector: CES Selector™ is a powerful PC software application that offers extensive materials property data, advanced graphical analysis, and specialist tools to solve real-world engineering problems. Engineers can make better decisions in early-stage design, explore alternate material choices to improve design performance, and compare and contrast material properties when seeking viable alternatives. The tool enables companies to build confidence in their choice of materials, reduce overall cost, and optimize product performance.

John Probst, Technical Director, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: “Chip Ganassi Racing is looking forward to utilizing the CES Selector software to make more intelligent material selection decisions. The extensive database offered by the software allows us to compare and select suitable materials and manufacturing processes for all applications of the vehicle. As a racing team our main goal is to win races and with a product like CES Selector we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to make that goal a reality.”

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