Mastering Materials Information for a Competitive Edge

Granta toolsOpen Seminar, Chicago, IL

October 29, 2015, 11am-4pm

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare

Effective management and use of materials information not only enables manufacturing enterprises to be more productive in materials engineering, it also leads to better quality products, reduced compliance risk, and efficiency gains throughout design, development, and the product lifecycle. Join us to learn more, and find out how you can gain a competitive edge.

Seminar contents

In this educational session you will:

  • Uncover best practices in materials information management
  • Learn key concepts, applications, and implementation strategies for your organization
  • Hear how industry leaders master materials information, with guest speakers from industry
  • See demonstrations of how the latest materials information technology solves problems in design, development, restricted substance compliance, and beyond.

The open seminar will be based around a case study of the development of a product part, with presentations and demonstrations that reveal how materials information technology can have positive impacts throughout the this process. There will also be case study presentations from users of the technology in industry and interactive discussions.

This session is open to anyone interested in managing materials information, or in its use in areas such as: materials engineering, simulation, product development, and design for the environment or regulatory compliance.



Outline Agenda


10am Registration opens, coffee
10.30am Introduction
Agenda review, introduction of participants, and a brief orientation to some key concepts in the field of Materials Information Technology.
Slides
10.55am Keynote speaker: Jake Savstrom, Donaldson Company
Jake Savstrom is a Principal Engineer at Donaldson Company, and will speak on his experiences of implementing a global materials data management project at Donaldson.
11.25am Round Table Discussion: Why are we here?
A round table discussion will allow participants to share their key problems relating to materials information, and to identify priorities for demonstrations and discussion through the rest of the day.
11.55am Product Case Study Overview
Through the day, we'll follow a product development scenario—a product part progressing from conceptual design, through development, and into service. We'll see how Materials Information Technology can impact this process. In this session, we'll introduce the scenario and provide an overview of how Materials Information Technology helps.
Slides
12.10pm LUNCH & INFORMAL DISCUSSION
12.50pm Product Case Study (1): Conceptual design
In our first case study presentation, we'll identify new materials options for lightweighting our part and perform initial risk assessment and simulation to ensure that any subsequent work focuses on materials that are likely to maximize engineering performance, minimize weight and cost, and avoid potential environmental or regulatory risks.
Slides
1.20pm Guest Speaker (2): The Impact of Material Properties on Simulation Accuracy, Vince Adams, Autodesk
Vince has been a consultant, instructor, and advocate for FEA in product design for over 20 years. He has written 3 books on the subject, including the popular "Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis" as well as numerous articles for Desktop Engineering & Design News magazines. He has been a design engineer and engineering manager, accumulating numerous patents, and has coached, instructed and/or consulted in Ansys, MSC Nastran, NEi Nastran, ProMECHANICA, COSMOSWorks, LS-Dyna, CFDesign & FEMAP.
Slides
1.50pm Product Case Study (2): Material testing and characterization
Having identified a potential new material for our product part, we need to study this material in detail. This requires testing, characterization, and making the best use of available company and supplier data. How can the company most effectively manage and use such high-value current and legacy data?
Slides
2.20pm COFFEE
2.40pm Product Case Study (3): Detailed design and into service
In the final step in our product case study, we'll see how company materials data is integrated with enterprise systems, such as CAD, CAE, and PLM, with full traceability. We'll see how this can inform the detailed design of our part, ready for production, and how it enables efficient response to later requirements for redesign, customer service, or regulatory responses.
Slides
3.10pm Discussion: Return on investment and practical implementation
Implementing any information technology requires a clear business case. How is this case typically made for materials information technology? What are the key sources of return on investment? And, once the case has been made, what are the key factors that lead to successful implementations?
Slides
3.30pm COFFEE and CLOSE OF OPEN SEMINAR

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Guest Speakers

Jake Savstrom, Principal Engineer, Donaldson Company

I work in the Computer Aided Engineering group within Corporate Technology at Donaldson Company, a worldwide leader in filtration technology. My group is responsible for developing our predictive analysis capabilities, material data management and a high performance computing infrastructure. Our goal is to connect technologies with application needs throughout the company using predictive modeling software. Developing products with these software packages can help our application teams get a new product to market faster, but only if they have a reliable source of data to use as inputs for the simulation and a high integrity, and very powerful computing infrastructure to support the analysis needs. To make this work possible, my group also maintains a globally accessible high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure and a materials database with data generated from proprietary test methods.

Vince Adams, Simulation Business Development Executive, Manufacturing Division, Autodesk

Vince has been a consultant, instructor, and advocate for FEA in product design for over 20 years. He has written 3 books on the subject, including the popular "Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis" as well as numerous articles for Desktop Engineering & Design News magazines. Vince has been an invited speaker and instructor with engagements all over the United States as well as Europe, South Africa & Asia. He was nominated by peers to lead the founding of NAFEMS North America (www.nafems.org) and was selected by this organization to the Founding Member list for the international Professional Simulation Engineer program based on his career contributions to the simulation industry.

Prior to focusing on simulation, Vince was a design engineer and engineering manager accumulating numerous patents, many due to novel uses of FEA (at the time) and learning first-hand the importance of accurate material properties applied to simulation for improved innovation. Vince currently leads the initiative for growth and development of mechanical simulation at Autodesk globally.

Previously, Vince coached, instructed and/or consulted in Ansys, MSC Nastran, NEi Nastran, ProMECHANICA, COSMOSWorks, LS-Dyna, CFDesign & FEMAP.

Venue

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
10249 West Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, IL
60176

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Accommodation

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