BLANK 4.0 - The material-app for designing engineers and developers
"Smart Material" bundles the material expertise of the BLANK-Group and enables the user to select interesting materials easily and intuitively.
What can the app do?
Filters can be set using the following parameters:
- Mechanical and physical characteristics
- Hardness and corrosion resistance
- Information on further processing, such as machinability or weldability
- Areas of application, such as use in medical technology
In addition to the technical side, the app's range of services also includes a price indication comparing the selected materials, so that a well-founded decision can be made about the material to be used.
Through this fundamentally new and above all user-centred way of thinking, the BLANK-Group has created a new standard in the world of materials, because never before has the selection of the right material been so simple and intuitive. And best of all: the app is available on the smartphone at any time and is always with you!
Andrej Wetzel was involved in the development as project manager from the problem definition to the realisation of the app. "Our concern was to create a practicable solution that facilitates the daily work with materials. I am convinced that we have succeeded in this with the "Smart Material" app and that it will replace the conventional, sometimes confusing tables," says Wetzel. Through continuous expansion of the app and the addition of new materials and heat treatment conditions, the delivered data is always up to date.
"The scope of performance of "Smart Material" is something completely new in the development of components and so sets new standards," Wetzel explains further, "I hope that this will be soon part of the daily tools of designers and developers. Furthermore, the app is also suitable for use in education and helps to create a better basic understanding of the properties of materials."
Managing Director of the BLANK-Group Alexander Lenert also emphasizes the need in the industry to focus on new, modern work structures, which include the integration of apps into everyday work. "Our environment is changing at high speed and it is all the more important for companies to keep their finger on the pulse and rethink existing work processes. The development of "Smart Material" is an important and right step towards this revolution in the working world."
Via the four areas "Mechanical properties", "Physical properties", "Corrosion resistance" and "Processing", the choice of materials to be considered can be limited. Depending on the definition of the desired parameters, only those materials are available for selection that meet or even exceed all requirements. In this way, the perfect material for the individual application can be found with just a few clicks. The limited casting alloys are displayed graphically and clearly in comparison.
In another tab, the chemical composition of the materials can be compared. All this data is available in the form of a data sheet at the touch of a button.
We appreciate your feedback on our app.
Is there something we can still improve? Or a function that is particularly helpful for you?
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