MultiMech is a multiscale modeling and simulation software tool that allows engineers to virtually test advanced materials. Before MultiMech, the lower accuracy of existing simulation tools meant that products sent to be certified often failed, even after extensive virtual and physical testing. This lengthened the already-cumbersome certification process and slowed the transition from metals to composites. MultiMech’s unique approach considers how the material microstructure, part, and manufacturing process are all connected. Its unique ability to test how manufacturing will affect the material microstructure, and thus part performance, means it can capture common manufacturing defects occurring at the microstructural level. This holistic view, combined with MultiMech’s speed and 99% accuracy, gives companies the ability to send only their best material ideas to be physically tested and have more confidence that the design will pass certification. The ability to only send the most promising designs with confidence will lead to companies being able to increase the success rate of the testing process. This in turn can lead to more widespread adoption of composites, which will reduce fuel consumption, reduce the cost of transportation to both consumers and companies, and make the world a greener, safer place.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Commercial Product
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9
Vetted Programs/Awards: Received funding from DoD HPC Modernization program
Top 7 finalist for CAMX Combined Strength Award 2018
Top 4 finalist for Award for Composites Excellence: Equipment and Tooling Innovation
TechConnect 2018 Innovation Award Winner
Top 7 finalist for Hello Tomorrow Challenge
Top 10 finalist for CAMX Startup Award
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 413
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
External Funding to Date: $1.9M seed funding round from Solvay, Anzu Partners, and Invest Nebraska.