MSC Software announced the launch of MaterialCenter, a materials lifecycle management system that manages materials processes and data with full traceability across the enterprise and throughout the product lifecycle.
The solution was designed to meet the integration and scalability requirements of ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering), the interface between materials engineering and virtual product development.
The browser based interface is designed to be easy to use, configurable, with the ability to provide required access controls across the enterprise. The CAD and CAE pre- and post-processor integration helps improve the product development team's efficiency and promote uniformity across the development groups, the company says.
"Our goal is to blur the boundary between material engineering and structural engineering, allowing for more pervasive use of advanced materials while helping manufacturers to dramatically reduce the cost of physical testing needed to validate a new material system," said Dominic Gallello, president and CEO of MSC Software. "Physical testing costs are exploding and no aerospace or automotive material process can exist going forward without truly incorporating materials designed and tested virtually."
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