World Manufacturing Forum
September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019
Granta is the leader in materials information technology – software, resources, and services to apply materials and process information, and enable better, greener, safer products. A subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., we help enterprises to improve global standardization, efficiency, and quality; minimize supply chain risk; and ensure that traceable, consistent materials information is provided to engineers and analysts throughout the product lifecycle.
September 25, 2019
14:30 – 15:00
We will be demonstrating
Material intelligence in product design and development
Effective digital transformation is a critical corporate goal for most manufacturing enterprises. We see this, for example, in the pervasive use of simulation technologies throughout product development, in the drive to develop Digital Twin strategies, and in the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 trends, which are converging the physical and digital aspects of products. Yet, if we examine the fundamentals of what it takes to make a product, we find one area in which digitalization lags: materials.
To define a material, connect it to a product design, and track its progress through the product lifecycle requires many varied and complex datasets and associated processes. Yet comparatively few enterprises have a systematic approach in place to manage any one of these datasets, let alone to connect them to one another and to their wider engineering and business data infrastructure.
In this presentation, Ajei Gopal, ANSYS CEO (NASDAQ: ANSS), the market leader in engineering simulation technology, will discuss digital transformation in engineering enterprises, and why ANSYS sees materials as a critical missing link. This analysis led to the recent acquisition by ANSYS of material intelligence pioneer, Granta Design.
Granta CTO Professor David Cebon will review Granta’s work in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, and healthcare, which has resulted in multi-million-dollar benefits and avoidance of critical business risks through effective materials information management. He will discuss what comes next – particularly the vision of ‘Materials 4.0’: what is needed, from a materials information perspective, to support the Industry 4.0 era?
Practical examples will include how to speed up adoption of Additive Manufacturing. The conclusion will provide a checklist of issues for executives to consider when plotting their materials digitalization strategies.