Applus DatapointLabs Technical Center for Materials is a US-based center of excellence for the physical characterization of materials for CAE, R&D and product development. As a market leader with 25 years of experience in materials testing, we serve a global clientele of more than 1,800 companies in 49 countries, including 100+ Fortune 500 manufacturing-based companies. We test some 2000+ materials per year, following rigorous ASTM/ISO specifications, characterized over a wide range of test types and conditions. Recognized as an approved test lab by leading OEMs, we are ISO 17025 accredited.
With comprehensive one-stop testing capability, our online TestCart catalog includes 168 unique tests, covering all aspects of mechanical, thermal and rheological materials characterization. Materials we test include plastics, composites, foam, rubber, metals, additive materials, films and adhesives, which may be characterized over a wide range of temperature and environmental conditions. Our testing routinely tackles such materials characterization challenges as non-linear and post-yield behavior, dynamic situations, such as drop, crash and impact, hyperelasticity, as with rubber and foams, and time-based behavior, such as creep, stress relaxation and viscoelasticity.
To support CAE work, we offer 179 unique TestPaks, developed in collaboration with CAE software partners, which incorporate all characterization measurements, parametric conversions, model fitting and file formatting for CAE simulation. TestPaks provide CAE-ready material files for most common material models across 36 CAE software packages, covering injection molding, extrusion, thermo-forming, blow molding, structural analysis and impact simulation. Our Universal TestPaks provide material files for multiple CAE solvers from a single set of material tests, for injection molding and other applications. With TestPaks, the CAE engineer has timely, precise and relevant data for seamless CAE simulation input. Most tests and TestPaks are digitally delivered with a standard 5-day turnaround time.
To facilitate the use of material data, DatapointLabs’ affiliate Matereality offers a robust and scalable platform to securely manage enterprise materials information, build materials libraries and support collaboration. Further, it integrates analytical tools and software modules to aid materials engineers, CAE engineers, test labs and designers in their daily tasks, ranging from the visualization and analysis of data to the generation of CAE-specific material files.
We look forward to discussing with you how DatapointLabs might serve your materials characterization, materials simulation or materials data management needs.
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