Software for Materials

Materials information is an aspect of product data that must be accessible by engineering teams at many phases of the product lifecycle. Every aspect of this complex and highly varied data can now be carefully organized in libraries and supported by analytical tools and software modules to aid materials engineers, CAE engineers, test labs and designers in their daily tasks. When deployed across the enterprise, the Matereality software brings harmony, efficiency and control while minimizing risk.


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Who uses Matereality?

Materials
Engineer

CAE
Expert

Test
Laboratory

Engineers

Software solutions for everyone

Matereality provides material database creation software, productivity enhancing software, and customized application management solutions for groups and individuals involved in manufacturing enterprises.

Designed by engineers, for engineers

Our goal is to aid in all of the steps of product lifecycle management, enhancing productivity, and eliminating potential risks from inappropriate use of material data.

CAE Models Library

Collect material cards created for your CAE applications using Matereality’s CAE Modeler software, or upload material cards you have created externally for safe and documented storage.

Materials Library

Collect and classify the materials of your enterprise in one place, along with associated composition, multi-step processing, certifications, availability, MSDS, datasheets, etc.

Specifications Library

Collect material specifications for your enterprise, with required property targets and ranges as well as other acceptance criteria. Check candidate materials for acceptance with the specification.

Properties Library

Collect any properties of all the materials of your enterprise in one place. Handle design properties as well as quality assurance data. Apply historic comparison statistical analytics or compare any properties of any materials for design decision making.

Reports Library

Collect test reports (PDF, scanned documents, Excel, Word or other) for archival/reference. Link these reports to the digital data stored in other libraries, such as Materials or Properties.

Experiment Definitions Library

Collect experiment metadata, including test protocols, subject definitions, experiment parameters and results.

Data Loader

Software to upload material properties to your database.

Materials Grid

View and manage the materials in your database, detailing composition, processing, availability and other related data.

CAE Models Grid

View, edit and manage material cards that you have previously created and saved using your CAE Modeler software.

CAE Modeler

Use dedicated software to locate material data for specific CAE material models, calibrate the material model and write an analysis-ready material card.

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Design Data

Perform targeted searches of the selected database to extract design properties such as stress-strain curves, viscoelastic properties, hyperelastic data and more.

Properties Grid

A birds-eye view of the selected database. Use search functions to locate data by property, material name, class and supplier.

Free Databases

A collection of free databases from material suppliers and other qualified data sources.

Specifications Grid

View materials and their properties assigned to a material specification. Manage and edit material specifications.

Experiment Designer

Define and manage your test protocols, subject definitions, experiment parameters and results.


Usage Plans

For Individuals

Build and maintain your own personal, fully scalable database with full access control.

For Workgroups

Build and maintain a fully scalable database to share data ownership and empower team members.

For Material Suppliers

Store and showcase detailed data for all of your materials, no matter how large or complex.

For Enterprises

Set up a single platform for site-wide or enterprise-wide material storage and deployment.

Personal Material Database Pro

The Personal Material Database Pro is hosted in the cloud at the Matereality Global Data Center. Build and maintain your own personal, fully scalable database with full access control; you can choose to keep your data private, or share it selectively with your collaborators

Workgroup Material Database Pro

The Workgroup Material Database Pro is hosted in the cloud at the Matereality Global Data Center. Build and maintain a fully scalable database, and empower team members with data ownership while still achieving consolidation. Data is always globally available precisely when you need it. All databases offer full access control; you can choose to keep your data private, or share it selectively with your collaborators.

Material Supplier Database

The Material Supplier Database is a fully scalable solution to store and showcase detailed data on all of your materials, no matter how complex - you can never outgrow your database. You and your clients can apply powerful, web-based software for advanced plotting of simple and complex data accompanied by analytics to instantly visualize data trends.

Enterprise Solution Material DataServer

The Matereality Material Data Server provides a single platform for the storage and deployment of any material properties of any materials. The system is designed for site-wide or enterprise-wide deployment so that users can access the information they need at their desktops directly over the intranet.


News


Highlights

Matereality Workgroup Material DatabasePro Virtual Training: September 9, 2014. Altair’s partner-enabled HyperWorks users will learn how to maintain their master material databases on the same platform that they use for product design, closely integrating materials data with CAE tools. Instructors include Hubert Lobo, Fellow, SPE for pioneering work on material characterization for product development, and Matereality CTO; and Brian Croop, Laboratory Director, DatapointLabs, provider of expert material testing serving over 1200 product development teams worldwide with CAE-ready data. Register Now

Matereality Software Release Provides a Strong Materials Core for Manufacturing Enterprises Press Release

SolidWorks and Matereality Announce the SolidWorks Materials Web Portal Press Release

Altair Partner Alliance Adds Matereality Software to Help HyperWorks Users Manage and Use Material Data in PLM Press Release

Matereality Version 7 Provides Role-Focused Productivity Tools for Materials Engineers, Scientists, and CAE Experts Press Release

Hubert Lobo presents Pre-processor Software for Calibration of LS-DYNA® Material Models at LS-DYNA Users' Conference 2012 June 3-6, 2012 - Dearborn, MI, USA

Matereality releases DatabaseLite, a free material database for ANSYS Workbench Press Release

Service Bulletins

December 2013:

Software Update 7.03 Includes HyperWorks Connection, CAE Modeler Upgrades, and More

  • Workgroup Material DatabasePro Available to HyperWorks Users
  • New Capability to Support Multi-step Materials Processing Information
  • CAE Modeler Updates
    • New viscoelastic material modeler for SolidWorks 2104

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September 2013:

  • Matereality Version 7 Alpha available to current users for pre-release testing
  • Version 7 introduces new productivity tools, enhanced collaboration and publishing capabilities, and a fully updated CAE Modeler suite for converting raw material data into material cards for CAE applications, as well as other enhancements.

View Full Service Bulletin


March 2013:

  • New software update: Matereality Release 6.2
  • Material information enhancements
    • Composition Information
    • Processing Information
    • Other Information
  • New CAE Modeler Capabilities

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November 2012:

  • New software update: Matereality 6.01
  • CAE Modeler updates
  • Material Modeler Library enhancement
  • New app for Workgroup managers

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September 2011:

  • New software update: Matereality 5.2
  • Unit Conversion now available in DatabaseBuilderTM
  • Upcoming training sessions

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August 2011:

  • Version 5.1 Release
  • New Database Builder Features: Unit Conversions, Signal Lights, and Moldflow UDB Datafile Loader
  • Moldflow UDB File Download Upgrade
  • Solidworks CAE Modeler Now Includes Plasticity and Hyperelasticity

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June 2011:

  • User Tip: Using the CAE Modelers to Model Metal Plasticity
  • User Tip: Setting Modulus in the ANSYS CAE Modeler for MISO
  • Update: ANSYS Workbench 13 Plug-in Update
  • Update: IDAC Non-Linear Material Database
  • Update: Moldex3D Unit Conversion Error

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Press Release

Matereality Software Release Provides a Strong Materials Core for Manufacturing Enterprises Press Release

SolidWorks and Matereality Announce the SolidWorks Materials Web Portal Press Release

Altair Partner Alliance Adds Matereality Software to Help HyperWorks Users Manage and Use Material Data in PLM Press Release

Matereality Version 7 Provides Role-Focused Productivity Tools for Materials Engineers, Scientists, and CAE Experts Press Release

Hubert Lobo presents Pre-processor Software for Calibration of LS-DYNA® Material Models at LS-DYNA Users' Conference 2012 June 3-6, 2012 - Dearborn, MI, USA

Matereality releases DatabaseLite, a free material database for ANSYS Workbench Press Release

New Matereality 5.0's DatabasePro Lets Engineers Build Their Own Material Databases. Press Release

Matereality demonstrates first material database integrated with ANSYS Workbench 13.0 Press Release. Purchase the Database for ANSYS

Matereality's CAE Modeler for Solidworks to be presented at Solidworks World, Jan 23-26. View Demo

Moldex3D Announces Embedded Connectivity to Matereality CAE Modeler.

Matereality releases 4.0 software to deploy interactive material databases. Press Release

See Matereality's automated Data Conversion to Crash Material Models in action at Automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2010 March 30-31, Hanau, Germany

See us at 2010 SPE AutoEPCON Conference April 27, Troy, MI

Matereality-Moldex3D Interface allows direct export of properties for plastics injection molding-simulation.

"Matereality for Abaqus/CAE" plug-in deploys Matereality within the Abaqus environment.

Matereality-UGS NX Nastran Interface Opens MMPDS-02 Material Database to Aerospace CAE. Press Release

'Matereality for ALGOR' Connects Users with Material Property Data for CAE Applications. Press Release

Matereality announces interoperability with Moldflow. Press Release

MMPDS-02 MIL handbook goes digital on Matereality. Press Release

Matereality wins Emerging Providers of New Technologies grant, DaratechSummit2006 Boston, Feb 20-22nd, 2006.

ANSYS, Inc. and Matereality announce interoperability. Press Release

NIST Lead-Free Solder Database now available on Matereality.

Matereality 2.1 is now ready Press Release. The latest release showcases the new Material Data Server and Material Databases products and also a number of new features.

White paper on enterprise-wide material data management presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2005, Malta.

'Matereality for ALGOR' Connects Users with Material Property Data for CAE Applications Press Release

Matereality announces interoperability with Moldflow. Press Release

MMPDS-02 MIL handbook goes digital on Matereality. Press Release

Matereality wins Emerging Providers of New Technologies grant, DaratechSummit2006 Boston, Feb 20-22nd, 2006.

ANSYS, Inc. and Matereality, L.L.C. announce interoperability.

NIST Lead-Free Solder Database now available on Matereality.

Matereality 2.1 is now ready: Press Release. The latest release showcases the new Material Data Server and Material Databases products and also a number of new features.

White paper on enterprise-wide material data management presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2005, Malta.

August 3, 2004: Cyon Research Industry Analyst's sums up Matereality®. News Commentary

July 30, 2004: Matereality® partners with ANSYS to serve ANSYS-ready material parameters. Press Release

July 15, 2004: Matereality® partners with ABAQUS to serve ABAQUS-ready material parameters. Press Release

June 9, 2004: ANSYS joins Matereality Collaborative Channel Program

May 11, 2004: ABAQUS joins Matereality Collaborative Channel Program with goal of seamless connectivity between products.

March 30, 2004: Matereality Version 2.0 is released. New Material Data Mining Robot (MIRO) and expanded export formats. Press Release

September 12, 2003: Matereality, L.L.C., USA, launches its Matereality® Material Data Management (MDM) Systems. Press Release

July 10, 2003: Matereality® launches Data Delivery Service(DDS) for secure, same-day delivery of test results by testing labs to client's desktop.

Papers and Presentations


June 8-10, 2014: "Software for Creating LS-DYNA® Material Model Parameters from Test Data," Eric Strong, Brian Croop, and Hubert Lobo; 13th LS-DYNA® US & International Conference, Dearborn, MI. Presentation

May 6, 2014: "Materials Specifications Manager," Hubert Lobo; 9th Annual SPE Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AUTO EPCON), Troy, M. Presentation

June 2012: "Pre-processor Software for Calibration of LS-DYNA® Material Models," Hubert Lobo; LS-DYNA Users' Conference 2012, Detroit, MI. Paper

April 2010: "Material Databases that Serve Material Properties and Material Models," Hubert Lobo; SPE Auto EPCON 2010, Troy, M. Presentation

June 2009: "Using a Platform Approach to Increase the Availability of Material Data for CAE," Hubert Lobo & Renu Gandhi, PhD; NAFEMS World Congress 2009, Crete. Paper

May 25, 2005: "Enterprise-Wide Materials Data Management Ensures CAE Fidelity," Hubert Lobo & Renu Gandhi, PhD; NAFEMS World Congress 2005, Malta. Paper

October 20, 2004: "A Concept for Collection and Presentation of Material Properties for Diverse Applications," Hubert Lobo; ASM Materials Solutions Conference 2004, Columbus, OH. Presentation

October 7, 2004: "Using Matereality as a Material Database for Abaqus," Hubert Lobo; ABAQUS Regional Conference, Detroit, MI. Presentation

November 12-14, 2003: "Paperless Material Data Management Improves Quality
and Availability of Material Data," Hubert Lobo; International Congress on FEM Technology, Potsdam, Germany. Presentation

October 29, 2003: "Designing the Next Generation Material Data Management System," Hubert Lobo; Testing Expo 2003, Novi, MI.

October 13-15, 2003: "Can Material Property Databases Meet the Needs of Global Enterprises?" Hubert Lobo; ASM Materials Solutions Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Presentation

September 17, 2003: "A collaborative MDM System that meets the needs of VPD," Hubert Lobo; TCN CAE Conference 2003, Cagliari, Italy, and CAT.PRO 2003, Stuttgart, Germany. TCN Presentation | CAT.PRO Presentation

May 29, 2003: "A Concept for the Collection and Presentation of Material Properties for Diverse Applications," Hubert Lobo; NAFEMS World Congress 2003, Orlando, FL. Paper | Presentation

October 9, 2002: Matereality® is prelaunched at the CADFEM Users' Meeting. Click on WebCast to see this introduction.