Germany-headquartered M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, a leading international supplier of material database and material information systems, has been acquired by Altair, a global information technology company located in Michigan, USA.
In production development, one of the most important decisions is the selection of materials for production. M-Base's web-based plastics database, Material Data Center, is the leading plastics information tool in the market, covering the complete lifecycle of material data, from testing and test evaluation to computer-aided engineering (CAE) interfaces.
“Integrating our technology and Material Data Center with Altair will provide excellent functionality for engineers and designers during material selection and product development processes,” said Erwin Baur, co-founder of M-Base.
Altair has been investing significantly in the area of material modelling for several years. With the acquisition of M-Base, the company will be able to deliver comprehensive material information and infrastructure to predict and optimise product performance through simulation, said James Scapa, founder and chief executive officer of Altair.
“It also expands our presence in the plastics industry, as M-Base holds strong relationships with plastics manufacturers and the gold standard, CAMPUS.”
M-Base is the official software supplier to CAMPUS - Computer Aided Material Preselection by Uniform Standards - and its database comprises the entire content of the CAMPUS database, as well as an application database, a tradename directory, a literature database, and several other tools to support designers and engineers.