MaterialCenter DataBanks

Secure, reliable, and fast access to material data

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MaterialCenter Databanks is a comprehensive source of material information needed by engineers for research, product design and development, provided in conveniently accessible electronic format. The databanks are developed and maintained through MSC's partnerships with premier sources of materials information.

MaterialCenter Databanks fits easily into an organization's engineering process to achieve high return on investment with the following capabilities:

  • Provide designers and engineers with material information in a quick and traceable manner.
  • Validate your company's materials with the latest test data and reference sources from industry.
  • Interface with MaterialCenter to optimize searching, material down-selection, and data export.
  • Export data to third-party client applications.
  • Convert units that adhere to ASTM E-380 standards.

Why MaterialCenter Databanks?

  • Improve time-to-market: Reliable data readily accessible helps engineers choose the right materials for their designs
  • Reduce errors: By accessing data in a standard format from reliable sources, errors due to incorrect inputs can be avoided
  • Improve quality: With access to a large number of material alternatives, engineers can choose the optimal set of materials by easily comparing and evaluating multiple design options
  • Control costs: By streamlining the process of material selection and standardizing the material selection process, save on material and design costs, and reduce risk.

Each MaterialCenter Databank is priced separately from MaterialCenter.

  • MIL-HDBK-17 Composites Databank

    The MIL-HDBK-17 Databank is based on MIL-HDBK-17F and is a collection of structural composite lamina and laminate materials. MIL-HDBK-17 was produced by the Air Force Materials Laboratory for the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration. This Databank is maintained by the CMH-17 organization and comprises of the following composite systems:

    Polymer-Matrix Composites

    • Carbon/Bismaleimide
    • Carbon/Cyanate Ester
    • Carbon/Epoxy
    • Carbon/Polyetheretherketone
    • Carbon/Polyimide
    • E-Glass/Epoxy
    • Quartz/Bismaleimide
    • S-Glass/Epoxy

    Metal-Matrix Composites

    • Alumina/SP AL
    • Silicon Carbide/Titanium
    • Titanium

    Ceramic-Matrix Composites

    • Carbon / Carbon / CVI SiC
    • Oxide / Oxide
    • SiC / BN / Mi SiC
    • SiC / BN / Si3N4
    • SiC fiber / BN-SiC / MI SiC
    • SiC fiber / Carbon / SiC

    The Fiber Databank is included free of charge with MaterialCenter and contains a subset of the MIL-HDBK-17 Databank.

  • NCAMP Composites Databank

    The NCAMP Databank contains composite materials property data derived from the NCAMP program. NCAMP, the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, works with the FAA and industry partners to qualify material systems and populate a shared materials database that can be viewed publicly.


    Material systems included are:

    • Cytec 5320-1
      • T650 Unitape
      • T650 3k-PW
    • Cytec (formerly ACG) MTM45-1
      • Style 6781 S2 Glass
      • 3K PW G30-500 Fabric
      • 12K HTS5631 Unidirectional (HTS40)
    • Hexcel 8552
      • AS4 Unitape
      • AS4 PW
      • IM7 Unitape
    • Newport NCT4708
      • 47108 Unitape
    • TenCate TC250
      • 12k HTS40
  • MMPDS Metals Databank

    MMPDS Databank is based on MMPDS (Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization) and contains the highest quality, comprehensive, electronic property data on metal alloy systems available. Battelle Memorial Institute maintains this databank, validates data entry, and renders new test data. MMPDS is comprised over 5,000 material records from 15 different material property databases.


    The MMPDS Databank currently contains

    • Design Mechanical and Physical Property tables from the source document,
    • Most of the supporting data tables, and
    • Figures that represent the results of numerous different property tests.

    The information includes raw or reduced curve data for tests, such as:

    • Tensile and compressive stress-strain (Ramberg-Osgood),
    • Fatigue,
    • Percent room temperature value versus temperature for various properties, like coefficient of thermal expansion, conductivity and specific heat.

    The Demo Metals Databank is included free of charge with MaterialCenter and contains a subset of the MMPDS Databank.

  • JAHM Temperature-Curves Databank

    The MPDB Temperature-Dependent Databank is based on the Windows software product of the same name, developed by JAHM Software, Inc. for use by engineers. This dynamic and rapidly growing databank provides 2,722 materials and 23,197 sets of temperature dependent data in graphical format, fully pedigreed.

    Material coverage includes, but is not limited to:

    • Carbon Compounds
    • Ceramics
    • Chemical Elements
    • Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals
    • Intermetallics
    • Plastic
    • Optical Materials
    • Semiconductor Materials.

    Analysis-ready properties as functions of temperature including specific heat, elastic modulus, tensile yield strength, coefficient of thermal expansion, are available for these materials in this databank.

  • Machine Design's Materials Selector Databank

    The MSC Materials Selector Databank Library is a collection of two Databanks derived from MACHINE DESIGN's Materials Selector, Penton Media, Inc., Cleveland, OH. The published version was originally compiled from data provided by various materials producers.

    The MSC Materials Selector Databank contains over 2000 material records and sections of general information with properties and useful information in a number of categories:

    • Available Forms, Designations, and Grades
    • Chemical Resistance and Properties
    • Composition
    • Corrosion Resistance
    • Electrical Properties
    • Fabrication and Processing Methods
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Physical Properties
    • Thermal Properties and Treatments

    The Materials Selector Databank is included free of charge with MaterialCenter.

  • Senvol Database™ Databank

    The Senvol Database™ is the first and most comprehensive database of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) machines and materials. The database contains data on over 1,000 AM machines and over 3,000 compatible AM materials. Included AM materials span polymers, metals, composites, ceramics, sand, and wax.


    AM machine data includes information on:

    • Manufacturer
    • AM process
    • Build envelope size
    • Price range
    • Compatible materials

    AM material data includes information on:

    • Material type (including similar materials)
    • Material properties (including mechanical, thermal, and physical properties)
    • Results for different machine modes
    • Results for different post-processing conditions
    • Compatible machines