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The Altair Partner Alliance has announced that its existing partner Key to Metals (KtM) is offering the new Premium Edition of its software exclusively to users of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA).

KtM Extended Range is said to feature an expanded library that includes a more extensive list of metals, while KtM Premium Edition includes everything offered by KtM and KtM Extended Range alongside new materials such as ceramics, composites and polymers.

Also included exclusively for APA users is functionality that enables the selection and export of advanced property data from the database into specific solvers ready for direct import into CAE software.

Software in detail

  • KtM Premium Edition provides new functionality that allows users to efficiently and accurately move material property data from the KtM database into CAE software, including Altair’s Hyperworks, through customised and solver-compatible formats.
  • Premium Edition includes a non-metallic material property library, called Plus, already containing more than 10,000 polymer materials, as well as ceramics and composites and more than 500 stress-strain curves for plastic materials.
  • The Premium Edition version includes KtM Extended Range, which provides a material properties resource for advanced structural and thermal calculations and analysis.
  • KtM Extended Range provides stress-strain curves, fatigue data, fracture mechanics information and creep data for thousands of materials.
  • Combined with readily available elastic range properties for more than 100,000 materials worldwide, Extended Range is claimed to save users time and money through intelligent search methods and to enhance the depth and quality of information required for CAE and FEA analysis.
  • KtM utilises international cross-reference tables, making it possible to find and compare materials from around the world; data such as chemical compositions, mechanical and physical properties, heat treatment diagrams and properties at elevated temperatures are available to users.
  • The software is available in 21 languages, including Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
  • KtM and KtM Extended Range are currently functional in a number of industrial sectors, including automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, power and energy, electronics and technology; KtM Premium Edition is expected to have an even larger range of possible and functional applications thanks to its extension into non-metallic materials.

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Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

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