Volume 20.4a

DatapointLabs Adopts Matereality for Direct Deposit of Materials Testing Deliverables

See how to use our
streamlined data
delivery service

Taking advantage of the expanded capabilities in the Matereality v8 release, DatapointLabs now direct deposits all material testing deliverables into each client’s secure Matereality database:

  • measured properties data in TrueDigital™ format
  • test reports in PDF format
  • any CAE-ready material cards that were created

The new procedure gives clients a single point of access to all of their material testing deliverables, as well as software for working with their data. The Matereality Material Database Standard software is made available to DatapointLabs clients at no charge.

The option to upgrade to Matereality Workgroup and Enterprise solutions with additional software capabilities is enabled easily when multiple users see value in working with the same data and are ready to scale up their implementation.

Seminar Review: Accurate FEA of Engineering Plastics

An intensive, one-day seminar, Accurate FEA of Engineering Plastics, was held in October, and the presentations are now available for review from the event host, CAE Associates, an engineering consulting firm and ANSYS channel partner. The seminar provided a combination of plastics materials theory and real simulation illustrations teaching attendees how to more accurately predict the structural behavior of plastic components. We highlight below certain topics of current interest:

  • Plastics & Simulation, the keynote address delivered by Hubert Lobo, discusses the distinct structural behavior of engineering plastics and the best approaches for conducting accurate FEA.
  • Plastic Part Analysis Demonstration—The "Lego Man" study, presented by Patrick Cunningham of CAE Associates, describes when and why to perform a non-linear simulation for plastics.
  • Case Study: Strain Rate Effect in Falling Dart Simulation, delivered by Steven Hale of CAE Associates, demonstrates procedures for including strain-rate sensitivity in plastics and shows the importance of including this sensitivity when plastic parts are subjected to dynamic loads.
Project Viewer, Collaboration, and DatapointLabs Apps Added to Matereality Software

To better support DatapointLabs' streamlined data delivery service, users of Matereality software will see new apps on the MyMatereality home page:

The DatapointLabs app enables one-click access to DatapointLabs’ website, where you can generate a quote, order material testing, and review previous test history.

The Project Grid app provides a summary grid view of all material properties data, test reports, and CAE model files associated with each project in your database.

Use the Collaborate app to view data you have shared and data that has been shared with you by others.

The newly enhanced Share capability makes it easier than ever to provide access to material properties data, CAE material models, and reports with colleagues. In your Library view, select one or more items, and click Share in the Toolsmenu to compose an email inviting recipients to view your data. If any recipients are not Matereality users, they will receive a prompt to create a Matereality login at no charge so they can view the data you shared. You can use theActivity Tracker app to monitor who has accessed the data you shared.

New Fiber Orientation FEA TestPak for Autodesk® Simulation Composite Analysis

DatapointLabs has enhanced support for Autodesk Simulation products with the addition of a new TestPakG-120, to our Test Catalog. This TestPak supplements an existing G-007 TestPak (Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Uncorrected Anisotropic Shrinkage) to add elasto-plastic modeling capability for FEA codes. The TestPak provides input material data necessary to account for anisotropic effects related to the injection molding of fiber-filled plastics when using Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis.

See our complete Test Catalog.

New Staff Focuses on Verification & Validation

Megan Lobdell has joined DatapointLabs as a Junior Engineer. Megan is a recent graduate of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. She will combine her simulation and digital image correlation (DIC) skills to advance our verification and validation capabilities in the testing lab.

Jeremy Conklin also has joined DatapointLabs as a Laboratory Technician. He brings a decade of experience to his new role, where he is focusing on thermal testing and machining, along with general laboratory support.

Welcome, Megan and Jeremy!

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