An Integrated Approach to Materials Data Management and Restricted Substances

Event cancelled

Unfortunately, travel disruption due to the closure of much European airspace following a volcanic eruption in Iceland means that we have had to cancel this event. Our apologies for any inconvenience. All registered attendees have been notified of this cancellation and we hope to reorganise a similar event at a later date.

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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 EADS Astrium in Toulouse, 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

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.


09:00 Registration opens
09:30 Welcome, agenda review, introductions Arthur Fairfull, Granta
09:45 Introduction to the EMIT Consortium David Cebon, Granta
10:05 EMIT Consortium case study—Rolls-Royce Andy Clifton, Rolls-Royce
10:30 Eco software orientation David Cebon
11:00 COFFEE
11:20 EMIT Consortium case study—Eurocopter Lauren Arnould, Eurocopter
11:45 The foundation role of materials information technology Arthur Fairfull
12:15 Discussion All
13:00 LUNCH and networking with EMIT Consortium members
14:00 Optional 1-to-1 meetings with Granta  
16:00 Close