MSC Software Reinvents Materials Lifecycle Management with MaterialCenter

Test and virtual data material processes managed with full traceability across the enterprise

SANTA ANA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 9, 2013MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today 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.

Going beyond traditional ‘Materials Data Management’, MaterialCenter is designed from the ground up to meet the demanding integration and scalability requirements of ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering), the interface between materials engineering and virtual product development. Through deep integration with MSC Software solutions and third party simulation tools, MaterialCenter aims to drive down the cost of physical test by providing the ability to virtually engineer your next generation advanced materials. 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.

“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,” says Dominic Gallello, President & CEO of MSC Software Corporation. “Physical testing costs are exploding and no aerospace or automotive material process can exist going forward without truly incorporating materials designed and tested virtually.”

The first release of MaterialCenter, available now, includes the following features to help companies manage their material processes and data:

  • A complete Materials engineering traceable workflow, addressing:
    • Import of physical test data import
    • Data reduction
    • Approval workflow
    • Published engineering allowables
  • Deep bidirectional integration with Microsoft Excel
  • Full materials traceability
  • Bidirectional integration with MSC’s Mvision
  • Configurable security model that provides global and discrete access control
  • Easy web based access integrating to your enterprise that is easy to deploy, configure and setup
  • Extensive material libraries with simulation ready data
  • Robust open platform for integrating materials information into your entire product environment, including CAD, CAE, PLM systems.

MaterialCenter is the latest in the suite of product offerings from MSC Software Corporation to address the exponential growth of the use of materials in driving product innovation that includes its flagship products, MSC Nastran, MSC Fatigue, Marc, Fatigue Testing Services, and the newly acquired e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:

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