Granta Material News, Nov 2012

  1. Locate in Browse Tree in CES Selector 2013
  2. Find Similar in MI-21 with additional filtering on country & form (video clip)
  3. Using Surface Treatment Specifications for Restricted Substances Reporting in CAD (video clip)

Tip 1: Locate in Browse Tree in CES Selector 2013

Imagine that you have searched for a particular metal using perhaps 'ca-6nm', 'CA6NM', or a similar string. There is one such martensitic stainless steel in MaterialUniverse, and 56 materials in the MI-21 data (Metals Information for the 21st Century). This dataset offers broad coverage of over 100 years of WMI's metals data and TWI's library of metal joining and surface treatment consumables data (welding, brazing, soldering, surfacing, and spraying).

To find out more about this material, you can right click, and select 'Locate in Browse Tree' from the right-click menu. (Equally, the 'Locate in Browse Tree' option is in the right-click menu for items in Graphs, Selection Results, and on Datasheets.) In this case, the record is shown to be under Metal > Ferrous alloy > Steel > Stainless steel:cast > Martensitic stainless steel:cast > CAxx castings for general applications to ASTM A743:2003:

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Tip 2: Find Similar in MI-21 with additional filtering on country and form

Continuing from Tip 1, this 5-minute excerpt from a recent Granta Webinar takes the cast martensitic stainless steel, and uses the new 'Find Similar' tools in CES Selector 2013 to consider possible replacement materials that are available in the UK or covered by UK designations.

   


Tip 3: Using Surface Treatment Specifications for Restricted Substances
Reporting in CAD

GRANTA MI Version 6 can help you find out which of your surface treatments are associated with restricted substance risk—and avoid that risk. This 6 minute video clip shows how you can apply Surface Treatment Specifications within, in this example Pro/ENGINEER, and use them for REACH article 33 reporting: