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Matereality releases DatabaseLite, a free material database for ANSYS Workbench

Ithaca, New York, October 13, 2011: DatabaseLite for ANSYS, a free material database, and CAE ModelerTM software from Matereality, LLC, allows users to explore the full power of linear and nonlinear simulation within ANSYS® WorkbenchTM. The combination of ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and Matereality technologies means engineers can have confidence that the products they design will behave as intended in the real world.

CAE Modeler is designed to operate within the ANSYS Workbench platform. It presents a highly interactive environment in which users can transform raw material data into an ANSYS material model and review, edit or update the model as needed, all within Workbench. Engineers can assess the quality of the material model by viewing the raw data and data certificates from test laboratories and suppliers. The resulting simulation can include an embedded link to the exact data source within Matereality, providing the ultimate in traceability for material modeling.

DatabaseLite for ANSYS contains free material data for about 50 highly relevant material models ranging from simple elastic material models to temperature dependent stress�strain data, MISO models, hyperelastic data inputs for rubber, fatigue data on metals, rate-dependent tensile data for ANSYS Explicit STR, and visco-elastic data and thermal properties on polymers. Materials include metals, plastics, foam and rubber. It can be accessed at All data is pedigreed.

To use DatabaseLite for ANSYS, there is no need for registration or software downloads. The user is led directly to an interface to search for material models ready for use with ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Explicit STR that can be exported in simulation-ready format. "ANSYS users often seek such data to enable their product development activities. While data on metals and linear analysis are generally available, the lack of design-relevant nonlinear data can limit the customer�s ability to perform real-life simulations," said Hubert Lobo, Matereality president.

A 2,000+ material models master database upgrade produced by Matereality, LLC is available for purchase. The upgrade includes plug-ins that permit CAE Modeler for ANSYS to operate completely within ANSYS Workbench. All data is pedigreed.

"Matereality is among the first partners to visualize and implement full integrated connectivity to ANSYS Workbench," said Josh Fredberg, vice president of marketing at ANSYS. "This partner integration will greatly enhance the ability of our users to try out the great capabilities of ANSYS Workbench as we bring in more and more multiphysics capabilities into this environment."

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ? no matter their industry ? to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,000 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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About Matereality, L.L.C.

Matereality, L.L.C., based in the United States, hosts cloud material databases for use in product design and manufacturing enterprises. Solutions range from small personal databases to Data Servers for large manufacturing enterprises. With this ready-for-deployment patented technology, every company can now afford to have a fully functional, secure material database that can grow proportionate to its needs and budget. The database can collect and store any properties of any materials. All databases are empowered by a suite of web-based software that allow users work to with material data, for trend visualization, CAE modeling and database building. Support services include material data loading and material testing to populate the database with accurate data. The company serves a diverse user base including automotive, appliance, tier-one, material suppliers and processors, electronics, mold makers, medical devices, and consumer product verticals.

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