Software tool supports composite development


Granta Design has launched a new software solution and service that support the rigorous, auditable composite qualification process, particularly where data traceability is important for regulatory and other purposes.

New software tools for capturing, processing, and reporting on composite data have been added to the existing GRANTA MI:Composites software package. This enables companies to manage all of the valuable, but complex, data associated with composite materials: their layup, cure cycle, directional properties, and the properties and history of their constituent parts.

New qualification tools have been added to the package to help with key tasks in the composite qualification process, such as defining a test program, or importing data from test machines to a central database. These tools are available via a new service for Granta clients. By taking advantage of this new service, OEMs can build a system that makes it faster and easier to define test programs and to capture, analyze and use their results. This can help reduce errors and delays. A key point is that all of the data generated during qualification and its vital inter-relationships, are captured, enabling full traceability and future re-use.

March 25, 2015


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