As an FEA software user, you may need material properties not found in your software's default material library. You can now effortlessly import material properties from a growing collection of more than 55,000 material data sheets by accessing MatWeb's Premium Services library. With just a few clicks, the data can be transferred — fast and accurately. For example, if you need properties for a certain type of rubber and can't find them, you can import the data from MatWeb. The appropriate property values, as well as units, are automatically exported into an XML file, which can then be opened in the ALGOR FEA program.
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