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Seminar—Houston, Oct 20, 2010
When? Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (11am-4pm).
Where? Houston, TX—in parallel with the MS&T Conference.
Who should attend?
This event is relevant to participants from any industry that uses materials and materials information. The oil & gas industry will be used as a case study. Join us if you are a:
- Materials engineer or materials scientist
- Senior manager with responsibility for product development and engineering
- Manager responsible for Supply Chain or Environmental Product Stewardship with an interest in how materials information could apply to these areas
Why should you come?
- To hear case studies outlining practical applications of relevance across industry (particularly in oil & gas and related services)
- To see the latest materials information technology in action (including major new databases of steels and coatings, and new tools for materials substitution)
- To network with your peers in leading engineering organizations
- To get your questions answered by Granta experts
The event runs from 11am-4pm. However, MS&T delegates attending morning conference sessions are welcome to join us at lunchtime for the afternoon case studies.
|10.30am||Registration & coffee opens|
Welcome, introduction, round table
|11.30am||Orientation: Granta and materials information technology
A fifteen minute introduction to Granta Design and the field of materials information technology—including an overview of the components of Granta's software and data.
|11.45am||Case Study: Materials information management for the Oil & Gas industry
Using Oil & Gas as an example—how can materials information be managed efficiently and applied effectively? This session will include insights into: management of in-house test data, efficient access to materials reference data (for example, new steels data available from Granta), the application of such data in materials selection, and an initial discussion of how data can be deployed for use in engineering software (e.g., FEA).
|12.30pm||LUNCH & INFORMAL DISCUSSION|
Discussion: How is materials information used in industry?
|2pm||Case Study: Reactive and proactive materials substitution
Or "Making an opportunity out of the challenges of legislation and globalization". This session will demonstrate the value of well-managed materials data and materials decision-support tools by considering a common industrial problem: how do we identify substitute materials? Substitution might be in reaction to regulations (for example, on restricted substances) or pro-active (for example, to optimize cost or performance).
|3pm||Case Study: "Materials intelligence" in the design process
The merits and challenges of providing designers and engineers with appropriate materials data and software tools within their familiar web browser, CAD, or PLM environments. The goal is to promote consistent, "right first time" materials decision-making.
|3.30pm||Wrap up , Q&A|
|4pm||Formal seminar ends: Granta staff available for optional individual software demonstrations and further Q&A|