The software helps aerospace and other engineering enterprises ‘de-risk’ their materials and processes.
The software helps aerospace and other engineering enterprises ‘de-risk’ their materials and processes.

Granta Design has made additional improvements to its Granta MI:Restricted Substances software, which helps aerospace and other engineering enterprises ‘de-risk’ their materials and processes, design for compliance, and report on compliance risk for existing products.

New developments in the software include extended reference data to fill gaps in in-house information, improved tools to manage proprietary knowledge, and faster apps to answer business-critical questions such as ‘which of my specifications contain at-risk substances?’

Risks associated with restricted substance regulations such as the European Union’s REACH include legal liability, non-compliance costs, re-design, product recalls, and inability to service products due to material obsolescence. Minimizing these risks can be difficult, and companies must keep up with shifting global regulations and gather data from suppliers and throughout their organizations, navigating complex combinations of materials, processes, and specifications.

MI:Restricted Substances is built on the Granta MI system for materials information management. In-house information managed in Granta MI is then linked to a regularly-updated database of 8,000+ substances and 100+ international regulations that restrict their use. Software tools enable users to apply the resulting knowledge-base to analyze risk for specifications, materials, and processes, and also for designs and products.

The new software includes:

  • Updated data on regulations including the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans and the EU RoHS2, China RoHS2, CoRAP, and CLP Regulation lists
  • Improved tools supporting the process of merging data updates with in-house information
  • New features to account for multiple surface treatments when reporting on product compliance
  • Faster, more responsive apps and reports.

This story uses material from Granta Design, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.