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Material Intelligence for CAD, PLM, and Industry 4.0

Materials information is important. Your company needs to invest in managing this information. And it needs to integrate that managed information with enterprise CAD and PLM systems. In this White Paper, we present: an overview of materials information management for PLM community readers; an introduction to enterprise CAD, PLM, and associated concepts for materials community readers; and an assessment of best practice approaches to integrating these two essential domains. The benefits of doing so are improved productivity, traceability, consistency, and time-to-market in product development.

GRANTA Selector – The Missing Link for Optimal Product Design

Your business success is intimately linked with the success of your products. As a result, you invest huge amounts of time and money in optimizing your product development processes. You optimize your product design by providing your product designers with the latest CAD tools. You optimize your product performance by giving your analysts the latest simulation tools. But what do you do to optimize your choice of materials?


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.

Business Case White Paper


Data Management for Composites

Technical Paper

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.


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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.

Eco Design Guide

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