Broadcast 1

Thu, FEB 15

  • London: 10:00
  • Paris: 11:00
  • Singapore: 18:00
  • Canberra: 21:00

Broadcast 2

Thu, Feb 15

  • LA: 09:00
  • New York: 12:00
  • London: 17:00
  • Paris: 18:00

Additive Manufacturing — Understanding critical process parameters and supporting the digital thread

Do you want to make Additive Manufacturing (AM) a standard manufacturing method in your organization? Join this webinar to learn about some key challenges you must meet, particularly to manage and apply AM project data, and to ensure that you will ultimately be able to provide the right information to design and simulation teams. We’ll discuss experience of working with organizations taking AM parts into production.

You will also hear about the publication of a summary of Granta’s AM data schema: information you can download to help you to plan for AM projects.

What you will learn

  • Understand the importance of the ‘digital thread’: the aim of delivering traceable, consistent information to downstream engineers and analysts, for example, within CAD, CAE and PLM
  • Hear about best practice for the management of AM project data, with examples
  • See how to capture and manage all relevant data needed for process traceability, optimization and analysis; e.g., data about powders, builds, machine sensors, test data, simulation, and design
  • Learn how to leverage and mine that information to optimize your process by visualizing critical process-property relationship
  • Decide whether you could benefit from Granta’s AM data schema document, summarizing 8 years of experience working with AM process parameters; the document could help you plan your data management strategy, or support discussions about AM data standards: download it after the webinar

Additive Manufacturing - Understanding critical process parameters and supporting the digital thread


Who should take part?

  • Project managers, materials engineers, or AM specialists who are involved in or planning AM projects
  • Key stakeholders engineering management, VPs, CAD/CAE/PLM architects
  • Anyone with an interest in AM standards

About the presenter

Najib Baig Najib Baig is responsible for product management and strategic product direction at Granta Design – the materials information technology company. Specific responsibilities include the Product Management of Granta’s Materials Innovation products, including Additive Manufacturing, Simulation and Composites. He has worked with dozens of leading engineering organizations – in aerospace, automotive and other industries – to solve challenges related to materials and process information management.
James Goddin James Goddin is the Market Development Manager at Granta, supporting product management through business development activities - guiding product strategy and supporting partner relations and future investment in new product areas. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Prior to this role, he led Granta’s collaborative research and development team for seven years, leading projects across multiple sectors and technical domains. Prior to joining Granta in 2010 he spent ten years at the UK Building Research Establishment, where he consulted on materials durability issues and led a range of innovative, investment oriented R&D projects.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 


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About Granta Design

Granta Design is the leader in materials information technology, helping engineering enterprises to manage vital data and information about materials, analyze it to develop ‘material intelligence’, and apply that intelligence to make smart decisions across product design and development. We support the entire product lifecycle by integrating materials knowledge into design, simulation, and PLM, supporting 'cradle-to-cradle' product engineering.