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'How Aerospace Leaders Manage and Use Materials Information'
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Aerospace and Defense
- Save time, reduce risk, and support innovation with a single, reliable, easy-to-use source of corporate materials data
- Designed with leading aerospace organizations to meet key requirements such as traceability and security
- Integrate access to in-house test, QA, and design data with leading aerospace references such as MMPDS, CMH-17, and ESDU
- Assess and manage risk relating to restricted substances
Information on the properties and behavior of materials—alloys, composites, ceramics, plastics—is critical to aerospace and defense enterprises. If you are involved in this sector, your organization may well generate huge quantities of materials data in testing and quality assurance. Materials engineers can find it a time-consuming, costly, and error-prone process simply to curate this data—many organizations lack effective systems to support this process.
Yet, if you are a materials specialist, engineer, or manager involved in the design process, you will know the advantages of effectively applying this data, together with reference data from trusted sources such as industry handbooks. Making good use of all available materials data in design and analysis could help you to innovate, to improve quality, and to avoid risk. Materials and process information can also help to address the challenge posed by emerging environmental regulations (e.g., on restricted substances). Granta works closely with world-leading aerospace and defense organizations to develop products and services that help to address these issues.
Products and services
GRANTA MI for materials data management
Materials data is mission-critical in aerospace and defense. You need to capture and retain data from sources such as materials tests and quality assurance. You need to deploy up-to-date, accurate data to designers and engineers in a secure, controlled, but easily usable manner. And data must be fully ‘traceable’. The Materials Data Management Consortium, a group of top aerospace, defense, and energy enterprises, has works with Granta to develop a best-practice approach to these challenges, embodied in the GRANTA MI™ software system.
GRANTA MI for restricted substances
Every aerospace organization must now design with environmental regulations such as REACH in mind. Key requirements in meeting this challenge are to assess how regulations impact your current materials and processes, and to manage risk by making material and process choices that minimize future impacts. The Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium is developing and applying software and information resources specifically focused on designing around environmental constraints for industries including aerospace.
Specialist aerospace reference data
Reference data on materials properties is often required to support design or analysis in aerospace and defense. This information must be drawn from reliable, traceable sources. Often, these sources require regulatory approval. Granta provides easy, cost-effective, enterprise-wide access to key aerospace references such as MMPDS (formerly MIL-HDBK-5), CMH-17 (formerly MIL-HDBK-17), AGATE, NCAMP, Firehole Composites, and ESDU MMDH. GRANTA MI even enables access to these data sources via your CAE, FEA or other third-party software.
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