Accessing Materials Reference Data via GRANTA MI

The GRANTA MI materials information system provides a particularly effective means for shared access to your preferred materials reference data. In a SINGLE, INTEGRATED resource you can:

  • Get cost-effective multi-user access to data from leading materials information providers— for aerospace, defense, energy, medical devices, plastics, and more
  • Search, browse, analyze, and manipulate both numerical and graphical data quickly and easily via a simple-to-use web browser-based interface
  • Access PDF copies of original handbook pages, enabling full review of the context for materials property data
  • Apply a complete solution: data is integrated with powerful data management and analysis, and can be combined with proprietary and other reference data

Examples of reference data in GRANTA MI - medical materials and MMPDS aerospace alloys

Two examples of accessing materials reference data via the GRANTA MI web browser user: (Left) the Orthopeadic Materials data module showing pictorial, numeric, and text data; (Right) MMPDS aerospace alloys showing numerical and graph data - users can click on the graph to download the underlying numerical data to Excel.


What is unique about GRANTA MI?

Interactivity

Data on paper, e.g., in handbooks, cannot be easily searched, shared, analyzed, and manipulated. CD-ROM-based information is better, but does not offer a genuinely shared resource that is always instantly available. A GRANTA MI database accessed via your network or the Internet, maximizes interactivity and is also the best way to store and explore the important relationships between items of data.

Speed and scalability

Access to the database must be quick. In multi-user environments, this speed must be maintained as the number of users and sites accessing the data grows. GRANTA MI is fast, robust, and designed for enterprise deployment.

Cost and licensing

The cost of data access must also be practical for multi-user access. Many online or CD-ROM-based databases do not offer realistic pricing for these circumstances, or they have licensing policies that are unclear or inflexible. GRANTA MI is cost-effective.

Integration with software

It must be easy to transfer data into computer-aided engineering and other software applications. GRANTA MI even allows its data to be accessed directly within such systems.

Integration with other data

One reference is rarely the single source of required information on a particular topic. You need to combine and compare data from different external references and from proprietary in-house sources. GRANTA MI creates a single source for all of your materials data.

Pedigree and traceability

You need to rely on your data. It must be well-referenced and, where available, the link to source data or reference documents needs to be made as simple as possible. GRANTA MI preserves the entire history of data, and captures the links between related pieces of information.


Comparing GRANTA MI with other options

GRANTA MI
Handbooks
CD-ROM
Other databases
Enables access to original source documents, whatever their format (e.g., PDF copies of handbook pages)
Yes
Yes
Some
Some
Provides 'live' numbers for property values and design curves
Yes
No
Some
Yes
Search capabilities
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Seamless export to computer-aided engineering software
Yes
No
No
Some
Cost-effective and practical multi-user access
Yes
No
No
No
Integration with complete materials data management and analysis
Yes
No
No
No
Integration with in-house data and other references, enabling easy comparisons
Yes
No
No
Some
Support from the leading specialist materials information technology company
Yes
No
No
No

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