"We connected material data with CAD, CAE and PLM, enabling Granta MI: Enterprise to serve as a single source of truth for all engineering processes connected with material data."
— Nicola Campo, Senior Director Model Based Enterprise / Baker Hughes
This case study summarizes a multiyear rollout of Granta MI, which is at the heart of Baker Hughes’ journey towards digital material management. Granta MI delivered high-fidelity digital design data, which spanned commercial and customized materials, helping customers engineer high performance products.
Prior to undertaking their digital material management journey, Baker Hughes stored their valuable product design materials data inside numerous spreadsheets, which had no single repository, poor accessibility and no version control.
Additionally, material equivalence searches were performed on the web with no tracking of search criteria against design requirements. Material assignment was conducted as free text, printed on 2D drawings, with material design properties requiring manual transference into CAD/CAE/PLM.