ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.), in collaboration with Matereality LLC (Ithaca, N.Y.), has released an interface designed to smoothly export material data inputs from Matereality's material data management system into ANSYS Workbench software, enabling users to easily access material property data. Intended to further the engineer's ability to analyze designs directly on the desktop, the interoperability feature is expected to give users access to thousands of datasets, including stress-strain data, rate-dependent properties, hyperelastic properties, thermal properties and creep, viscoelastic and fatigue data on composites, plastics, foam, metals and rubbers. It also provides access to plastics material supplier databases, the MIL5 Handbook Database and the NIST Lead-Free Solder Database.
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The trend of employing polymeric additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for composite tooling is growing.