The more complex materials become and the more internationally they are procured, the more important it is to make internal specifications and national and international standards uniform, clear and universally accessible. This is the only way to ensure that the right material is chosen by material experts and is also used in production. In product liability cases, it will be crucial for a producer to prove that he has acted according to the state of the art.
Furthermore, the number of regional and multinational regulations regarding materials is increasing. The background to this is the protection of the environment and people, summarised under the keywords Environment, Health and Safety (EH & S). Not every material may be used worldwide or in any quantity. WIAM supports the use of this data in order to offer employees solution-oriented materials in accordance with the known regulations.