Granta Design has announced the Granta MI 7 a materials information management software package. Version 7 enhances core tools for managing the materials data lifecycle. It aims to deliver materials information and associated applications to a wide range of engineers, scientists, and managers.
The enhancements to core features include a simplified web tool through which any authorised user can upload materials data. Advances in graphing and querying provide greater insight as users compare data from different sources.
In real engineering enterprises, it is not enough simply to build a materials database -- the data must be used. GRANTA MI supports a wide range of materials information applications, including engineering, structural engineering, design, simulation, environmental and regulatory teams, and management trying to optimise purchasing or global manufacturing. Version 7 aims to enhance the ease-of-use and interactivity by implementing features such as an interface to provide engineers with guidance on materials choices based on their own company’s business rules.
In addition to the other features MI:Materials Gateway version 2 has been integrated into Granta MI version 7, this enables users of CAD, CAE, and PLM to access and apply materials data directly within their host system.
Granta MI Version 7 contains a comprehensive library of authoritative reference data on metals, plastics, composites, and more. Data is available for Granta's MaterialUniverse, which provides coverage for virtually every type of purchasable engineering material.
References have been updated for specific materials classes that include the latest versions of MMPDS aerospace alloys, StahlDat steels from the German Steel Institute, MI-21 metals from World Metals Index and TWI, CAMPUS and IDES plastics, and composite data from Firehole Composites.
New GRANTA MI packages combine the software and data needed for specific applications. These include new templates that combine database design with tools for a particular industry, material type, or use. There are packages for metals, composites, and plastics; for the aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries; and to support implementation of corporate materials strategies or restricted substances risk reduction.