Altair, Troy, Michigan, USA, has launched the Altair Material Data Center, a comprehensive, high-fidelity material database for simulation. Altair states that its Material Data Center includes accurate data and data lineage for metals, plastics, and composites. It is available as a cloud-based standalone application and will soon be integrated inside the Altair Inspire™, Altair SimLab™ and Altair HyperWorks™ interfaces.
Recognising the importance of materials selection for production, Altair has been investing significantly in the area of material modelling for several years and recently acquired M-Base, a leading international supplier of material database and material information systems with a focus on plastics.
The launch of the Altair Material Data Center, now combined with M-Base’s plastic material database, allows Altair to provide comprehensive material information to enable its users predict and optimise product performance through simulation. Using te centre, users can explore materials and their properties including structural, fatigue, fluid/thermal and electromagnetic properties, as well as manufacturing process-specific data, in a standalone application or through the interface of Altair simulation and optimisation tools.
“Altair Material Data Center is yet another compelling solution to help our customers save time, money, and improve product innovation and performance throughout the entire lifecycle of development and manufacturing,” stated James R Scapa, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Altair. “We have established strong relationships with material manufacturers and now with the acquisition of M-Base, we’ve expanded our presence in the plastics industry.”
Dr Changwei Lian, Senior Researcher, Baosteel Group Corporation, commented, “Baosteel is proud to collaborate with Altair to deeply integrate our material data into the digital development process of automotive industry users while ensuring the data is easily accessible via Altair products and other commonly used CAE software without complex data processing.”
Dr Lian added, “Having our high-quality material data included in the Altair Material Data Center will provide quick and convenient access to our latest research results and the accurate application data reflecting the performance of Baosteel products.”