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Key to Metals

Key To Metals has made the new premium edition of its software exclusively available to users of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). Key to Metals Extended Range expands the previous library to include a more extensive list of metals, while the Premium Edition includes everything offered by Key to Metals and Extended Range, as well as adding new materials, such as ceramics, composites and polymer materials. Also included exclusively for APA users is the brand new functionality that allows selection and export of advanced property data from the database into specific solvers ready for direct import into CAE software.

Originally launched within the Partner Alliance in January 2012, Key to Metals (KtM) was well received by APA users; it quickly became one the APA’s most downloaded tools with an average of more than 50 companies using it monthly, and more than 300 users worldwide.

Developed exclusively for APA users, KtM has introduced Key to Metals Premium Edition, a version that enables users to efficiently and accurately move material property data from the Key to Metals database into CAE software, including Altair’s own HyperWorks, through an array of customised and solver compatible formats. Premium Edition also includes a new non-metallic material property library, called PLUS, which already contains more than 10,000 polymer materials, as well as ceramics and composites, and more than 500 stress-strain curves for plastic materials.


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