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Altair launches consortium to accelerate world-class Altair Material Data Center for engineers and designers

Altair announces the Altair® Material Data Center™ consortium, designed to help make the Altair Material Data Center (AMDC) a best-of-breed materials information resource to support innovative product design and manufacturing.

Altair launches consortium to accelerate world-class Altair Material Data Center for engineers and designers
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The development of sustainable, efficient, minimum weight designs requires accurate, multi-domain material properties and the selection of these materials is a vital step in product development. Launched in 2020, the AMDC furnishes users with the material properties they need for tasks such as virtual prototyping and simulation. It enables designers, engineers, and scientists to browse, search, and compare materials in a standalone application or through the interface of their simulation and optimization tools.

The AMDC consortium will shape the growth of this cloud-based database, which gives engineers and designers instant access to accurate data on a vast array of metals, plastics, and composites for use with their computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications.

Stephanie Buckner, senior vice president of customer engagement and corporate development, Altair said:
“We are delighted to welcome industry leaders such as Nikola Motors and the National Institute for Aviation Research to the consortium. Members will play a central role in driving AMDC, maximizing its value to engineers and designers as they pursue new engineering challenges.”

Consortium members will share real-world experiences and best practices, and work to ensure the AMDC roadmap accurately reflects their needs. By enhancing the breadth and scale of the AMDC, they will make a valuable contribution to an asset that serves engineering and manufacturing communities worldwide. 

In addition to providing strategic guidance, organizations serving on the consortium’s steering committee will benefit from early access to the latest software and innovations from Altair. 

Dr. Gerardo Olivares, director and senior research scientist at the Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research said:
“The foundation of predictable CAE structural simulations lays in the proper definition of standardized building block testing procedures for material characterization and processing the experimental data into verified and validated CAE material cards. NIAR’s Advanced Virtual Engineering and Testing research group is proud to be a steering committee member of Altair’s Material Data Center consortium.”

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