Material Intelligence for Sustainable Automotive Design Part 3:
Adding Material Intelligence into the Automotive Digital Thread
A crucial part of enabling a more holistic digital thread across the vehicle development process is by having an integrated materials information management system. Material Intelligence plays a critical role in the digital thread by enabling informed decision-making, improved efficiency, enhanced product performance, and sustainable practices across the entire product lifecycle. It helps bridge the gap between the physical and digital realms, allowing organizations to leverage data and insights to create better products and processes. From assuring traceability for materials testing to ensuring every engineering group is using the same version of a material, resulting in less rework, better products, and fewer warranty issues.