MatWeb® Provides Over 50,000 Materials to ALGOR Users

PITTSBURGH, PA - September 26, 2005 - ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that its software users can now effortlessly import material properties from a growing collection of over 50,000 material data sheets through an enhanced partnership with online information provider MatWeb. ALGOR users can access MatWeb's Premium Services to export technical data sheets directly into an ALGOR material library. With just a few clicks, the data can be transferred-fast and accurately.

The appropriate property values as well as units are automatically exported into an XML file, which can then be opened in ALGOR. Premium MatWeb users can create up to five material folders, with up to twenty data sheets in each folder.

"We're excited to partner with ALGOR to provide this increased level of service," said Dale O. Kipp, Director of MatWeb. "It is a logical extension of MatWeb's capabilities as a broad technical data resource. Engineers and designers now have access to over 50,000 data sheets so they can get property data on the exact materials they need rather than a generic overview. This information is then quickly downloaded into their ALGOR software without the hassles and potential errors caused by manual data entry."

"We are pleased to provide our users with this enhanced access to an industry-leading resource for material property data. Using MatWeb's Premium Services, ALGOR users now have direct access to an extensive collection of materials, allowing our users to easily apply properties for materials ranging from AISI Steel to Zirconium. Being able to specify materials precisely greatly enhances the accuracy of analyses," said ALGOR Product Manager Bob Williams.

About MatWeb

MatWeb, a division of Automation Creations, Inc. (ACI) of Blacksburg, Virginia, is a leading provider of technical material data sheets. The heart of MatWeb is a searchable database of material data sheets, including property information on thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers and other engineering materials. For more information, visit


ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD, LLC; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our website at

CONTACT: Julie Halapchuk, ALGOR, Inc., 1.412.967.2700.

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