Traditional methods for materials development are being challenged as the demand for smart materials grows as well as efforts to ensure a sustainable future. Large technological advancements are almost always dependent on the creation (or discovery) of novel materials. As a result, developments in digital materials engineering help drive the next generation of materials innovation.
Register for this on-demand webinar to learn about the latest developments and solutions for materials discovery and innovation.
Although engineers and material scientists inspire each other to new levels of innovation via a sort of“virtuous race,” they have largely been separate disciplines. Cooperation has always been limited by the fact that, although the bulk of engineering design has moved towards CAE simulation, developing novel materials is usually done in the lab rather than on a computer. This makes materials development and the adoption of modern solutions time-consuming, difficult and expensive.
In most engineering projects, materials are “a given” defined at the start of the design process and are rarely changed throughout it. The recent development of “digital materials” that can be designed, analyzed, and optimized via simulation changes this paradigm forever and unlocks endless possibilities for technological development across all industries.
The development of simulation solutions for digital materials discovery and innovation allows engineers to consider material properties as design variables rather than constraints; this enables the prediction of material properties that affect product performance, and lifecycle costs, and shortens time to market. Ultimately, this leads to the development of smart, sustainable materials in shorter timeframes.
Using a comprehensive digital twin approach to materials discovery enables an organization to integrate research and engineering solutions along the product development lifecycle. It also empowers engineering teams to work toward a sustainable future while simultaneously enjoying faster engineering and ramp-uptimes.
In this webinar, a panel of experts from Siemens address common questions and highlight the benefits of a digital thread approach across the entire value chain of materials development, from materials discovery to performance assessment to production processes, as well as post-production processing. Real-world examples of each phase are presented, with an emphasis on the tools and technologies that enable you to weave a digital thread through the entire solution—including the backbone/platform for digital materials engineering.
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