Material Intelligence for Enterprise CAD and PLM
An increasing number of manufacturing organizations recognize the importance of managing the vital IP they have developed relating to the engineering materials that they use—information that has its own lifecycle, evolving as new testing, service feedback, analyses, or supplier data become available. These companies already have enterprise CAD and PLM tools in place, of course, enabling their product development process. But these key disciplines need to be connected. Find out about best practice.
Business Case for Materials Information Management
The impact of materials information on productivity, innovation, cost, and risk in the engineering enterprise
If your organization makes or designs products, it uses materials. Information about these materials is critical, often with multi-million dollar impact. Yet many organizations have no systematic, enterprise approach to this information, despite resulting risks, costs, and missed opportunities. Find out how to meet this challenge.
Data Management for Composites
Data relating to composites, particularly test and design data, are increasingly important in high performance engineering applications. But this data is difficult to manage and use. The technical paper Data Management for Composites discusses this challenge and how it can be met.
Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Lightweighting
The Implications for Materials Information Technology
This Guide discusses some specific industry challenges relating to vehicle emissions reduction and lightweighting, and discusses how Materials Information Technology—comprising software tools, data and best practices to manage and apply materials information—can be a critical enabling technology.
Additive Manufacturing Schema Summary
At Granta Design, we have decided to share with the Additive Manufacturing community key elements of the ‘Schema’ (the underlying data structures) behind our Additive Manufacturing data management solution. We aim to support the development of Standards and to promote the value of systematically managing AM data.
Granta’s Guide: Five Steps to Eco Design
Improving the Environmental Performance of Products through Design
Considering the environmental impacts of a product as part of the design process is a relatively new concept for many companies. Getting to grips with this topic can seem like a daunting challenge if you start to explore the complexities of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprinting, the bewildering array of eco labels and standards currently in use, and the huge variety of environmental issues that you could choose to address.