MSC Software

Simulate and optimize composite ply layup, solve for laminate stresses and strains, and predict failure with confidence. Analyze and enhance complex composite designs with numerous types of composites, namely, advanced composites, sandwich panels, plastics, nanocomposites, hard metals and more.

4675 MacArthur Ct.
Ste. 900
Newport Beach, CA 92660 US



As Seen In CompositesWorld

Markforged, MSC Software partner on 3D printer simulation tools
Customers will have increased access to MSC’s process simulation, performance modeling and material analysis tools for Markforged 3D printers.  

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: MSC Software
MSC Software is featuring its 10x Integrated Computational Material Engineering (ICME) Solution at CAMX 2019.

MaterialCenter software

Airbus selects MSC Software's MaterialCenter platform
The software platform will enable Airbus to more easily manage material workflow from one database across divisions.

MSC Software Digimat mesh.

CAMX 2018 preview: MSC Software
MSC Software Corp. (Newport Beach, CA, US) is featuring, in Booth H88, e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat Additive Manufacturing solution, designed to reduce the time required to develop new parts and materials for additive manufacturing by predicting the final distorted shape of the part and the part performance based on the process-induced microstructure.

Geospatial Systems facility

Harris Corp., Rochester, NY, US
High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.

Articulated composite booms extend reach of concrete-pumping arms
A 25% weight reduction vs. legacy steel yields economics that justify upfront cost of carbon fiber.

Software Update: Simulation saves
A look inside the increasingly well-equipped virtual toolbox for composite design, analysis, and manufacturing.

composite heat shield for Mars Curiosity rover

Composites carry the Curiosity rover to a safe Mars landing
From launch to touchdown, composites performed in flight and stuck the landing!

Optimization software improves small, low-cost satellite design
Ames Research Center’s (Moffett Field, Calif.) designs and builds a low-cost, small spacecraft on a quick turnaround, using a modular strategy based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts and with the aid of several design software packages and finite element solvers.

Cutting the cost of integrated composite aerostructures
A unitized all-composite aircraft door concept is realized in one shot with no fasteners.

2013 JEC Europe new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

JEC Europe 2013 new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the CT editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

SPE ACCE 2012 Review
Bursting at the seams, the 12th annual Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition tops its previous bests.

Tidal turbine blade toughened for turbulent salt sea
Demonstrator design proves robust blade destined for 10-MW tidal turbine farm.

Virtual testing of composites: Beyond make & break
Software-based micromechanical modeling and analysis methods promise faster and more cost-effective aircraft development and testing programs.

Composite propeller for Royal Navy minehunter
Composite-for-metal replacement brings multiple benefits.

checking blade shape

Challenge of engineering retrofit blades
 Myriad interrelated design factors are considered in new blades for turbines originally built for high-wind regimes.

CCM CAD Concept

Aircraft simulation gets composites aware
Rapid software evolution enables faster, better virtual solutions to complex composite design problems.

Formula 1 team accelerates design-to-track speed
Race car builder automates manual chassis design phase with unique FEA-to-CAD utility.

Focus on Design: Solar-powered composite car designed to win
Three for three in Australia’s famed solar car race, university students from The Netherlands take this redesigned <420-lb carbon composite vehicle Down Under for number four.

Focus on Design: Carbon/epoxy drum for large-format inkjet printer
Well-thought-out design enables hard-working industrial part.

Product Categories of MSC Software

Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Civil engineering
  • Education/Training
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Structural strengthening / reinforcement services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, structual design