The Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) is an industry collaboration focused on developing best practice for materials information and its use in the Automotive and Off-Highway Vehicle sectors.
Materials information is critical for the Automotive sector because so many engineers need access to the right materials data, in the right format. They need it for applications including simulation, materials selection, design, quality assurance, substitution projects, environmental assessments, and more. Automotive organizations also need to keep up with a rapidly-evolving materials landscape, understanding and applying innovations in areas such as higher-strength steels and composite materials. Good materials data and effective materials decisions are essential in optimizing product designs for the supply chain and the needs of global manufacturing organizations, and for initiatives in ‘lightweighting’ and emissions reduction.
The Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) follows a successful model established by previous Granta consortium projects. It facilitates the optimization of Materials Information Technology for the Automotive sector and its application, and supports member organizations in maximizing the advantages gained from this technology. These advantages include increases in productivity, lower costs, improved product performance, enhanced compliance with regulation, and more leverage for investments in simulation and PLM.