An Integrated Approach to Materials Data Management and Restricted Substances

This event was held at the 6th EMIT Consortium Members meeting, hosted by Rolls-Royce in Bristol, UK, March 28, 2011

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Seminar description

This seminar will review the latest technology for managing and using critical materials and process property data in engineering enterprises. It will show how this technology is being applied to ensure that compliance with restricted substance regulations is built into the design process. The result is a restricted substance information system that helps manufacturing enterprises to reduce the risks of non-compliance and materials obsolescence, and to substitute materials that are impacted by regulation.

Development of this system is being driven by the EMIT Consortium, a collaborative project involving organizations such as EADS Astrium, Eurocopter, Emerson Electric, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, and NASA. This seminar is held immediately before the next Members' Meeting, to be hosted by Rolls-Royce in Bristol, providing attendees with a great opportunity to network with Consortium members. Speakers from these member organizations will present during the seminar.

What topics will be covered?

  • The proven value of materials data management systems in the engineering processes of aerospace, defense, energy, and other enterprises

  • New restricted substance information resources and tools to track regulations and link legislation to the materials and processes used by your organization

  • How integration of these technologies with CAD and other business systems enables design processes that reduce regulatory risk and improve compliance

  • How an active collaborative project, the EMIT Consortium, is driving development of this solution

  • A new information resource that allows you to consider the impact of restricted substance regulations on coatings as well as bulk materials

Who should attend?

Managers from materials engineering or similar functions will see how leading enterprises benefit from best practice materials data management. In addition to enhanced productivity and reduced risk in materials engineering, you will see how this technology can help your organization to comply with restricted substance regulations such as REACH.

Managers with responsibility for environmental compliance or REACH will learn about the importance of materials and process information in regulatory compliance, and see how building consideration of restricted substance issues into the design process is a low-cost, high-impact way to reduce the risks of non-compliance and materials obsolescence.

Senior managers with responsibility for product development and engineering will see how proven materials information technology can integrate into your wider corporate IT system to help boost engineering productivity and address key issues raised by restricted substance regulations.


Time Topic Who?
09:00 Registration Opens  
09:30 Welcome, agenda review, introductions  Dr Arthur Fairfull,
Granta Design
09:45 Introduction to the EMIT Consortium 
An overview of the key eco regulation and eco design business issues covered by the Consortium, how the members expect to address these issues, and the ongoing technology program that is helping them do so.
Dr David Cebon,
Granta Design
10:05 Member Presentation Stafford Lloyd,
Rolls Royce
10:30 Environmental software orientation
A “tour” of the key software applications – for managing materials, process, and restricted substance data; for restricted substance analysis and reporting; and for estimating environmental impacts such as CO2 footprint and energy usage during early-stage design
Dr David Cebon,
Granta Design
11:00 COFFEE   
11:20 Member Presentation
Restricted substances at Honeywell Aerospace
Mark Bohley,
11:45 The foundation role of materials information technology
Why best practice systems to manage your materials and process data are essential to IT solutions in this area. Including the importance of integration with PLM and CAD systems to integrate your wider business data
Dr Arthur Fairfull,
Granta Design
12:15 Discussion All
13:00 LUNCH and networking with EMIT members   
14:00 Optional one-to-one meetings with Granta TBA
16:00 CLOSE