Materials Data Management for Innovative and Sustainable Products

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The management of material information may have a significant impact on the lifespan of your product, and materials data management frequently contributes to product success. Many of today’s cutting-edge innovations, such as light-weight mobile phones and tablets, electric cars, cutting-edge aeroplanes, green energy equipment (wind turbines, solar, etc.), and medical gadgets, owe their success to the groundbreaking application and discovery of novel materials.

Teamcenter® Integrated Material Management may assist you in managing the lifespan of every material used in your products in this era of material-driven product design, enabling your business to produce cutting-edge, environmentally friendly goods. In Teamcenter, users from various departments within your company may manage both the lifetime of the products that use these materials and the whole lifecycle of materials, from material design through manufacturing. You may classify your items for environmental compliance by combining components and compounds from different product definitions.

Holistic Materials Data Management Integrated With the Product Lifecycle

Approved Materials for Mission-Critical Product Functions

Through Teamcenter Integrated Material Management, downstream material data consumers from throughout the organisation may access the appropriate Teamcenter-managed material data with ease. For instance, when doing their analysis, simulation engineers have access to the appropriate material model controlled in Teamcenter. By detecting, tracking, and reporting the compounds of concern that are utilised in goods, integrated material management also helps you to plan for compliance and reduces the chance of penalties, limited market access, and brand harm.

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Manage the Material Lifecycle

Teamcenter’s core PLM features, such as document management for material research, requirements management for material specifications, data management and workflow for lab results and test data, and integration with online catalogues and material databases, can be used to manage every stage of the material lifecycle. The downstream material data consumers in Teamcenter have access to the material definition, which is linked to the material lifecycle.

Material Recipe Handling for Reuse and Faster Time-To-Market

In order to speed up the time it takes to market a product, existing material knowledge must be reused. This is crucial for plastic components since it might be difficult to track the composition of a compound material’s many constituents and matching machine settings to produce a finished plastic material. The modelling of material recipes is supported by Teamcenter Integrated Material Management, which enables you to track the effects of various process factors on the semi-finished component.

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Materials Data Management Connects Assignments and Usage

Delivering effective, creative goods depends on establishing and maintaining a close integration between the materials being evaluated for use in a product and the product’s bill-of-materials (BOM). By making the selection and usage of materials in Teamcenter and your source CAD and CAE application simple, Teamcenter Integrated Material Management helps you work more efficiently. For instance, while creating material assignments, designers working with CAD can look for authorised materials stored in Teamcenter.

Provide a Gateway to Material Databases and Online Catalogs

You may simply link with 3rd party material databases using Teamcenter Integrated Material Management, such as thinkstep and Granta Design, to import material data into your Teamcenter environment and enable access to these materials throughout the company. To fill your Teamcenter material library, you may also extract data from internet material sources.


Support Supplier Material Declaration Processes

You may maintain regulatory compliance and gain a better understanding of the composition of your goods by managing the materials used in them, including elements used in supplied components. You can efficiently gather, validate, and manage material declarations from suppliers and aggregate approved supplier material data into your product BOM by using highly automated supplier declaration processes and integrations to 3rd party material portals like IMDS (International Material Data System) and BOMcheck.

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