Total Materia, a unique physical and mechanical material properties database, became available for Russian users.

Key to Metals AG, a Swiss developer of the database, and Russian R&D innovative company CompMechLab® Ltd. signed a reseller’s agreement

Feb 12, 2015 -- The world most comprehensive physical and mechanical properties database became available in Russia, CIS and Baltic States. According to the agreement signed CompMechLab® has become an official distributor of Key to Metals AG ( KTM) database in the territory of Russia, CIS, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland.

The main KTM product is a unique database named Total Materia. Before 2013, the product trade name was Key to Metals.

Today Total Materia is the world largest database and the best-in-class source of all known physical and mechanical material properties, including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.

Total Materia database main features and advantages include:

  • 6 000 000 + physical and mechanical material properties available for more than 240 000 materials in 23 world most popular languages;
  • 45 000 + stress-strain relations;
  • 7 000 + materials with cyclic properties;
  • 1 800 + sources of advanced material properties;
  • 63 supported international and local standards;
  • Special databases divided into four classes: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites;
  • International tables of cross-references;
  • Material chemistry;
  • Physical and mechanical material properties, including those for composites;
  • Fast export of material properties data (property card) into CAE software;
  • Material properties estimation and choice;
  • Material determination by chemistry;
  • Options for multi-material comparison in a single cycle;
  • Materials and standards update monitoring.

Owing to its extensive capabilities Total Materia database is successfully used by top-ranked universities, scientific laboratories and many companies (both material developers and manufactures) in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, power generation industry, machinery and instrument engineering.

Total Materia database consists of various modules developed for diverse goals. Total Materia’s Extended Range is an exceptional source of physical and mechanical material properties for CAE analysis, multiphysical research and engineering design. It includes stress-strain diagrams, plasticity and fatigue data, creep curve etc.

Module eXporter allows exporting data directly in CAE software or save them as .xls or .xml files. Several variants of data export in the needed file format are possible to be done simultaneously and take just a few seconds.

SmartComp is an additional intellectual Total Materia module which allows identifying metals by their chemistry obtained by a spectrometer or by other analytical means. SmartComp utilizes a certified procedure that may spare a lot of research time and also enhance quality control in research activity.

Total Materia database contains properties of metals by 63 standards/countries  including 5 000 000 written items for more then 220 000 alloys, including steel, ferrum, aluminium, titanium, copper, magnesium, stannic, zinc, plumb, nickel, cobalt etc.

Module Tracker supported by monthly notification service allows not only to control important material standard renewal but also support users with information on what exactly has changed regarding a certain material, should it be it properties update or entirely new data array.

Special module Suppliers gives engineers and designers an opportunity to quickly and easily identify material’s developer or supplier by physical and mechanical material properties and vice versa.

Total Materia database supports experts worldwide in their work with metals, composites, polymers, and ceramics throughout product lifecycle starting from design creation, item manufacturing and use, up to its technical support and, finally, recycling.

According to expert opinions from multiple industries Total Materia advantages appear in:

  • The whole workflow efficiency increase achieved by accuracy and reliability of supplied material properties data that gives an opportunity to avoid expensive and eventually dangerous errors;
  • Ability to utilize new design approaches based on accurate knowledge about physical and mechanical properties of materials applied;
  • Instant comparison of various material properties that helps to save time and increase decision accuracy;
  • Significant data submission for diverse materials design and utilization in wide temperature range.

Through regular Total Materia database and related applications updates Key to Metals AG keeps leading positions on the world market of material properties databases. It constantly upgrades datasets and ensure their full validation.

Total Materia is really an innovative product, which does not demand additional software installation and saves users’ time since the database is available online.

“It is not a secret that many Russian companies from various industries lack the properties data of material they use, especially when R&D departments create a computational models for further finite element analysis and need to input correct data in order to obtain reliable analysis results. Such problem arises extremely often when enterprises from Russia and former USSR states use foreign materials – rare metal alloys, polymers, composites -  from Europe, US or China,” – mentioned Anton Aleksashkin, CAE Software Distribution Department Director of CompMechLab®. “ Total Materia database presence on Russian, CIS, Baltic States and Finnish markets will definitely help to solve such problems. Owing to its unique range of materials, Total Materia has great opportunities to be successfully utilized in aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, composites, defense and instrumental industries in the regions, where CompMechLab® starts to distribute the database. CompMechLab® is proud to represent Key to Metals AG as its partner and reseller.”

About Computational Mechanics Laboratory, LLC

Innovative R&D company " Computational Mechanics Laboratory", LLC ( CompMechLab® Ltd.) is a spin-out company of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. CompMechLab® Ltd. is also an official distributor of such software codes as Altair HyperWorks, PBS Works, solidThinking Inspire/ Evolve, KISSsoft/ KISSsys, Simpleware, Moldex3D, ESAComp, IOSO in the territory of Russia, CIS, Baltic States. The company also delivers various services in the field of CAE, such us consultations, maintenance and technical support, research and advanced development, provision of tutorial courses in CAD and CAE systems, such as SolidWorks,  SolidEdge, NX CAD, CATIA, Creo, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, Moldex3D, MSC Software, NX CAE, ProCAST, SIMULIA/Abaqus, SYSWELD, Moldex3D, Simpleware, Altair HyperWorks, KISSsoft/KISSsys, etc. CompMechLab® engineers perform hi-tech multiphysics projects for a vast range of industries, including aerospace and rocket-space, automotive, shipbuilding, oil&gas, nuclear power generation and telecommunication industries.

The priority areas of CompMechLab® activity are implementation and development of advanced computer-aided technologies, transfer of international experience in the field of CAE to Russian industries, multiphysics research, works and developments in the field of computational mechanics, consulting and expertise of mechanical, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, thermal and electromagnetic analysis results.

To get more information about CompMechLab®, please visit its official website: – in Russian; – in English.

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