Copper alloys have an increasing industrial importance – especially due to their excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, but also because of their excellent durability. Important fields of application are emerging markets such as electromobility and renewable energies.
An overview of the variety of alloys and their possible areas of application is currently only available to a limited extent to industrial users from product development and manufacturing, for example in the form of the extensive data sheets of the German Copper Institute. For the digitalisation of industrial value chains, however, extended contents and functionalities are required so that the relevant characteristic values of the materials can be further processed digitally.
Against this background, Matplus GmbH and the Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e.V. have agreed on a strategic cooperation for the development of the leading database for copper materials. The expertise of the partners complements each other: the experts of the German Copper Institute have many years of experience in all questions concerning the application spectrum of copper materials. With its next-generation materials data management EDA® and extensive experience in the integration of materials data into engineering, Matplus offers specialist digitisation expertise.
The new copper database will initially digitally merge the information from data sheets as well as the well-known copper key. This will allow the characteristic values of the various international copper alloys to be compared directly and thus materials to be selected systematically. Extensive interfaces enable the characteristic values to be transferred to the CAD/CAE systems of the users. The system will be available as an online offer from the German Copper Institute as well as a version for integration into company-wide IT systems. The solution will be presented in detail at this year’s Academic Copper Symposium on 24.11.2021 in Jena.
Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e.V.:
As a technical-scientific association with a high reputation, the German Copper Institute represents the interests of the copper processing industry, has been disseminating general copper knowledge for more than 90 years and thus promotes the acceptance, production, use and distribution of products containing copper.
Matplus GmbH, based in Wuppertal, Germany, is a solution provider for materials innovations. Its portfolio includes JMatPro®, the market-leading solution for calculating materials data in industrial practice. With the next generation materials data management EDA®, a scalable and company-wide applicable solution is offered, which covers materials testing, master data management, reference databases and CAE data management.
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