Data Sources

DatapointLabs is an expert materials testing company that provides testing services for polymers, plastics, rubber, foam, ceramics, food and metals. With its TestPaks technology, the company provides expertise in defining material model parameters for CAE design. Fully equipped with modern instruments and expert personnel, DatapointLabs is a global source for mechanical, rheological, thermal properties in the solid and melt states. DatapointLabs uses the Matereality Data Delivery Service to deliver test results to its clients over the Internet, with fully electronic next day data delivery, directly to client PC in paperless (non-pdf) format.

Having well over 200 years of combined experience in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the ANSYS engineering software suite our company has encouraged the development and application of simulation methods to solve the most demanding engineering problems. Software solutions from ANSYS, combined with the value-added service and support from IDAC have been the key catalyst for innovation and faster time to market for thousands of products and engineering teams around the world.

JANCAE: Japan Association for Nonlinear CAE meets the needs of non-linear design and manufacturing techniques and is a new organization that truly wants to promote the foundation for creating.

In the realm of electrons and light, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides the standards, develops the instruments, and performs the calibrations necessary to keep both the smallest electronic components and the largest power grids running smoothly and safely.

Celanese (formerly Ticona Engineering Polymers) is a global company of material scientists, design engineers, technical support experts, account managers and customer service representatives dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in the use of engineering resins. Celanese is a solutions-driven company that uses advanced polymer technology to produce high performance plastic materials that are used in a wide spectrum of applications - from children's toys to industrial gears, from tiny optical components to large automotive body parts.

Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries.

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture.

LANXESS is a leader in specialty chemicals and operates in all important global markets. With its extensive portfolio, it focuses on premium business. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it supports its customers in developing and implementing made-to-measure system solutions. In these areas, which are at the very heart of the chemical industry, LANXESS has core expertise in the form of chemical and application-related know-how, flexible asset management and customer proximity. Our aim is, through innovative products, optimized processes and new ideas, to generate added value for the customers and the company.

Cool Polymers, Inc., manufactures thermally conductive plastics and heat transfer solutions. Cool Polymers’ family of thermally conductive plastics known as CoolPoly are available in a variety of base resins and ranges in thermal conductivity from 2 W/mK (similar to glass) to 100 W/mK (similar to cast aluminum). Cool Polymers supplies either thermally conductive plastic resins (pellets) and/or injection molded parts produced from these resins. In support of customer programs, Cool Polymers also assists in the design, modeling, testing, prototyping and tooling of applications requiring thermally conductive plastics