2. MI:Collaborate supports multi-partner research projects
Software and service package ideal for inclusion in project proposals
GRANTA MI:Collaborate™ is a new cloud-hosted software package that makes it easy for multi-partner collaborative projects to develop, manage, and use materials knowledge. This package, launched in August, is based on Granta’s experience of partnering in many projects such as the European Union-funded AMAZE Additive Manufacturing project, or the HITEA industry consortium on replacing hazardous coatings in aerospace.
These projects typically require specialist materials property data to be shared between partners so they can aggregate data, analyze it, and benefit from the resulting combined knowledge. It can also be important to ensure value retention after the project by making data and results available to key stakeholders or the public. Such management of intellectual property is increasingly mandated by funding bodies.
3. See Granta at Composites Europe next week
Granta will be at Composites Europe in Stuttgart next week (Sep 22-24) demonstrating the latest software for managing composite information and supporting composite qualification. Visit our booth if you need to:
- Justify swapping to composites from other material systems (e.g., light alloys)
- Characterize and qualify the new material you are going to use
- Manage data acquired in studying the complex performance of composite materials
We'll be presenting case studies of the use of Granta technology in sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, and Wind Technology.
4. Best ever enterprise materials information management doubles speed
Major performance and functional enhancements to GRANTA MI
Users of the GRANTA MI™ system for enterprise materials information management can access data twice as fast after major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements were introduced in July. There are ten-fold improvements in times to import typical large data sets, faster automatic linking data of imported data to related information, and more flexibility in controlling access for large user numbers via an in-built app.
These changes are an example of continuous improvement through customer collaboration. You can read more about this approach in our latest blog.
5. Mastering Materials Information: seminars and user meetings
Opportunity to learn and network at three events in October
Join us at any of three events in October to:
- Hear from users of Materials Information Technology in industry, including Pratt & Whitney, AWE, and Stryker
- Learn about the benefits of mastering materials information and how key challenges are overcome
- See practical case studies and demonstrations of the latest technology
- Network with peers and get your questions answered.
Follow the links below for more details on our Northern Europe User Group Meeting and Open Seminar and two events in the US: a Seminar and User Meeting in Hartford, CT, and a Seminar in Chicago, IL.
6. New data aids metal replacement studies
New materials property data in CES Selector enables more effective decision-making when considering the replacement of metals by long fiber composites or engineering polymers. The MaterialUniverse database, which covers engineering, environmental, and economic properties for over 3,500 generic types of metals, composites, plastics, and ceramics has been updated. It now has more records that cover: long fiber composites, lubricated grades, fiber-filled engineering polymers, and conductive grades.
Material selection and substitution tools allow engineers to find and assess the best candidate materials from the 'universe' of available engineering materials. The new data enables more detailed exploration of these classes of materials, which increasingly provide alternatives to metals in Automotive, Aerospace, and Medical Devices.
7. See MI:Materials Gateway for CAD, CAE, and PLM at upcoming events
Visit us in Paris or Berlin next month
The latest version of MI:Materials Gateway™ (3.1) further enhances interoperability between Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) when accessing and applying materials data. The software will be demonstrated at two events in October—visit our booth to talk to our experts.
We will be exhibiting at the 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris, Sep 29-Oct 1, demonstrating direct access to materials data from within the HyperMesh software.
We will also be exhibiting at the Siemens PLM Connection Europe event in Berlin, Oct 26-28. Granta works closely with Siemens PLM to provide materials support to users of NX and Teamcenter. For more information, or to arrange a meeting with us, follow the link below.
8. Latest update to ASM Medical Materials Database
The summer update of the ASM Medical Materials Database™ includes new device groups to cover urological devices and Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) devices. This release includes 25% of these devices, with the remainder scheduled to be included in the winter release. The devices have been linked to the materials, specific grades, coatings and drugs known to be used in them.
Five new materials have been added to the database—two new steels, one ceramic, one polymer, and one polymer composite. Data includes a summary of the engineering properties, the medical grades that are commercially available, biological response information linked to original peer reviewed sources, and links to approved medical devices in which the materials are used. The release also includes the addition of the latest FDA approved devices (510k and PMA) with links to associated materials, coatings and drugs.
9. Training and video tip
Upcoming CES Selector and GRANTA MI training
Licensed users of the CES Selector and GRANTA MI software are welcome to join the free, bi-monthly online training sessions, held on the first Tuesday of each month. The next sessions are:
||Extra session, CES Selector training: What's New in CES Selector 2016?
||GRANTA MI training: Exporting data
||CES Selector training: Getting the most from the Find Similar tool
Video tip—filtering plastics based on known applications in CES Selector
In each Granta Material News we link to information that helps users to get more from Granta software. Here, watch an excerpt from a recent CES Selector training session that shows how to use the Prospector Plastics data set to filter plastics based on their known applications, in this case, finding those that have been used in Automotive instrument panels.
10. Full web seminar program announced
We have a wide-ranging series of free web seminars on topics related to materials information and materials engineering for engineering enterprises and university-level educators. Events relevant to industry and research are listed below.
11. Upcoming events
Meet us at these events, conferences, and workshops:
||Materials Science and Technology (MS&T), Columbus, OH, USA
||World Resources Forum, Davos, Switzerland
||SIMULIA Regional User Meeting France, Paris, France
||International CAE Conference, Verona, Italy
||Additive Manufacturing Conference, Knoxville, TS, USA
||Siemens PLM Connection Europe, Berlin, Germany