The documentation of existing material know-how in product data management systems, PDM, is however, often not sufficient. Many – especially specific, physical – characteristic values of materials, as they are necessary within the automotive industry, cannot be included in a PDM. By means of a rigorous and inter-divisional preparation together with a consulting company, GPI Consulting GmbH, the requirements of the customer were very detailed. Consequently, IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik Dresden did convince the customer with the product WIAM® ICE and the proposed approaches and solutions.
Taking the manifold amount of materials and characteristic material values in all involved, inter-divisional departments into consideration, those main requirements were especially important to the customer:
Hence, intensive specification, workshop and workload periods as well as the simultaneous involvement of the IT department were key components to a successful and on-time start of the system, which is now roughly 2 years in productive operation. An enhancement of the application for the design department has successfully been introduced and further, new requirements are already in the pipeline. As the industry constantly changes, applications have to adapt and evolve with the customers’ requirements.
N. Papenfuß, M. Lieb, T. Ehrig, M. Just, L. van den Aarssen, M. Young (2016): Planung, Entwicklung und Umsetzung eines unternehmensweiten Werkstoff-Datenmanagementsystems
SIMVEC 2016, 18. Kongress SIMVEC Simulation und Erprobung in der Fahrzeugentwicklung, Berechnung, Prüfstands- und Straßenversuch.- Baden-Baden, VDI-Bericht 2279: 151-160, Düsseldorf (VDI Verlag)