Mastering Materials Information: Granta User Group & Open Seminar

Granta toolsD-A-CH User Group Meeting: March 1-3, 2016

Open Seminar: March 1, 2016

Nürnberg, Germany
Venue & Accommodation Details 

The Granta Design User Group Meeting will be held in Nürnberg on March 1-3. The first day is a Seminar open to anyone with an interest in materials information and its use in areas including: research, materials engineering, product development, the supply chain, quality, purchasing, warranty, and for eco or regulatory objectives. Share problems and experiences with colleagues, hear and discuss cases studies, and see and ask questions about the latest materials information technology.

The other User Group days are for current users of the GRANTA MI or CES Selector software. They provide opportunities for training, sharing experiences with other users, learning about the latest developments and planned enhancements, and providing your feedback and input to the Granta development team.

Both of these events are free of charge, but pre-registration is required and places are limited.



Open Seminar: Mastering Materials Information (March 1)

What will be covered?

  • Case studies outlining practical applications of relevance across industry and research
  • The challenges faced by others seeking to maximize the impact of materials knowledge—and their solutions
  • Demonstrations of the latest materials information technology in action
  • Networking with peers in leading engineering organizations: both industrial and research institutions
  • Question and answer sessions with Granta experts

Outline Agenda—Tuesday, March 1

 

9am Registration opens, coffee
9:30 Introduction (Sebastian Schwaegele)
Agenda review, introductions, brief orientation to key concepts in the field of Materials Information Technology.
Presentation
9:50 Round Table Discussion: why is materials information management important? (Thomas Weninger)
A round table discussion will allow participants to share their key problems relating to materials information, and to identify priorities for demonstrations and dsicussion through the rest of the day.
10:20 Product Case Study Overview (David Campbell)
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.
Presentation
10:45 COFFEE
11:15 Product Case Study (1): Conceptual design / research (Dan Williams)
In our first case study presentation, we'll identify materials options for lightweighting our part—a materials selection process typically undertaken during conceptual design, re-design, or when researching new materials. We will 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.
Presentation
  Guest Speaker: Peter Guttman, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
Hear Peter Guttman address the issue of polymer specific materials selection for structural components. He will also disucss the aspect of application relevant polymer testing within the product development process for polymer components.
  PARALLEL SESSION: Manage materials information and Materials Selection
12:05 Product Case Study (2): Material testing and characterization
(Joshua Scharnweber)
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 a company or research institute most effectively manage and use such high-value current and legacy data?

Guest Speaker: Marien Douhaizenet
, Sulzer Material Knowledge Management Hear from guest speaker Sulzer Management Ltd. about their process for Material Knowledge Management.
Presentation
Materials selection in-depth (Charlie Bream)
This session is an opportunity to dig into the material selection process introduced in the previous case study presentation in more detail, to see other case studies from industry and research, and to learn about the CES Selector software that supports such exercises.

Guest Speaker: Jochem de Wit, MED-EL
Hear from guest speaker MED-EL on their experiences of systematic materials selection for product development.
Presentation
12:55 LUNCH & INFORMAL DISCUSSION
14:00 Product Case Study (3): Detailed design and into service (Dan Williams)
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 a part, ready for production, and how it enables efficient response to later requirements for redesign, customer service, or regulatory responses.
Presentation
14:50 Experiences in Additive Manufacturing (Joshua Scharnweber)
Additive Manufacturing ('3D printing') projects face difficult challenges in managing high volumes of specialist data and applying this data to increase understanding and, ultimately, performance of processes. Hear about Granta's experiences in supporting leading projects in this emerging field, and how lessons learned can be applied elsewhere.
Presentation
15:20 COFFEE
15:50 Workshop session: Return on investment and practical implementation (David Campbell)
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?
Presentation
16:20 Closing discussion
16:30 CLOSE OF OPEN SEMINAR
16:35 Agenda review session for User Group attendees
A brief session to review tomorrow's agenda and provide input on the content of training sessions.
Open Seminar attendees—Networking time An opportunity for those not participating in the User Group Meeting to have informal discussions with the Granta team.
17:00 CLOSE
Evening User Group Dinner (UGM members only), Novotel Nürnberg Centre Ville



User Group Meeting, Users-only Sessions (March 2-3)

Eligibility and cost

  • The event is open to any user of the GRANTA MI or CES Selector software with a current license
  • The event is primarily for users in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, although users from other countries are welcome
  • There is no cost for the event, but pre-registration is required
  • Accommodation will be available on-site at the venue hotel at a preferred rate for Granta guests

Event contents

  • Training on the GRANTA MI and CES Selector software: useful 'tips', latest functionality
  • Case study presentations from users: share and develop experience
  • Get your questions answered by Granta experts and colleagues from other user organizations
  • Find out about the latest developments and plans for the future
  • Give your feedback direct to Granta's development team—your chance to influence our development direction

Outline Agenda—Wednesday, March 2

 

8:30 ARRIVAL COFFEE
9:00 Welcome and Introduction (Thomas Weninger)
Agenda review and introductions
9:10 What's new in GRANTA MI Version 9 and CES Selector 2016(Dan Williams, Charlie Bream) Presentation
10:00 User Session 1: ABB, Marenco
User sessions will consist of one or more user presentations covering how the presenting organization is implementing and using Granta software.
10:45 COFFEE
  PARALLEL SESSION: GRANTA MI and CES Selector
11:15 Development plans & product roadmap
(Arthur Fairfull, Dan Williams)
Discussion of key recent developments and the roadmap for future developments. Includes:
- Core GRANTA MI capabilities
- Integration technologies (MI:Materials Gateway)
- Environmental & regulatory compliance
Presentation
Applying the new developments in Selector 2016 (Charlie Bream)
Discussion of how to apply the recent developments and the roadmap for future developments. Includes:
- Developments to core charting and selection
- New Part Cost Estimation tool
- Data updates

CES Selector Futures (Charlie Bream)
Review and provide input on some ideas for the future development of the CES Selector user interface.
Presentation
12:15 User Session 2 - MTU Aero Engines, KSPG
User sessions will consist of one or more user presentations covering how the presenting organization is implementing and using Granta software.
13:00 LUNCH & INFORMAL DISCUSSION
14:00 User Session 3: Sulzer
User sessions will consist of one or more user presentations covering how the presenting organization is implementing and using Granta software.
14:45 Interesting examples of apps (Dan Williams, Joshua Scharnweber)
See demonstrations of example applications using three technologies, including:
- MI Explore
- Matlab
- Python
Presentation
15:15 COFFEE
15:45 User Session 4: BMW Design Works
User sessions will consist of one or more user presentations covering how the presenting organization is implementing and using Granta software.
16:30 Closing discussion
16:40 CLOSE
Evening Guided City Tour and Dinner

 

Outline Agenda—Thursday, March 3

 

8:30 ARRIVAL COFFEE
9:00 Welcome (David Campbell)
9:10 PARALLEL SESSION: GRANTA MI & CES Selector
  Hints & tips for GRANTA MI (Dan Williams)
More detailed training: some ideas and guidance on how to get more from your GRANTA MI software.
Presentation
CES Selector surgery (Charlie Bream)
Group session in which there will be a chance for CES Selector users to share key questions, get them answered, and review use cases with Granta experts.
10:30 COFFEE
11:00 User Session 5
User sessions will consist of one or more user presentations covering how the presenting organization is implementing and using Granta software.
11:30 Closing Discussion (David Campbell)
Summarize actions and conclusions from the meeting. Discuss plans for future UGMs.
12:00 LUNCH & INFORMAL DISCUSSION
13:00 GRANTA MI Advanced Technical Training
(Joshua Scharnweber)
A chance for more detailed training with the Granta team. Topics will be confirmed following input from attendees.
CES Selector Advanced Technical Training
(Charlie Bream)
A chance for more detailed training with the Granta team. Topics will be confirmed following input from attendees.
14:45 COFFEE
15:15 GRANTA MI Advanced Technical Training
(Joshua Scharnweber)
A chance for more detailed training with the Granta team. Topics will be confirmed following input from attendees. CES
Selector Advanced Technical Training
(Charlie Bream)
A chance for more detailed training with the Granta team. Topics will be confirmed following input from attendees.
16:30 Closing discussion (David Campbell)
16:40 CLOSE

 


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Venue

Novotel Nürnberg Centre Ville
Bahnhofstrasse 12
Nürnberg
90402  Germany 

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Accommodation

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for delegates at a rate of 139.00 EUR per room per night, subject to availability.

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