Finding the best materials to use in your project is one of the most important tasks you’re faced with in the course of your undertaking. Unfortunately, it also tends to be among the most difficult obstacles to overcome. Where do you get up-to-date information on the physical, chemical and thermal characteristics of materials you’re looking for? Where do you find a seller with just the right material, in the right location?
You’re not the only one with this dilemma, either – according to recent research, 80 percent of engineers and scientists relied upon basic search engine research to find what they were looking for.
The task of finding the right materials for your project just became a great deal easier thanks to Matmatch. Based in Munich, Matmatch was founded with one mission in mind – to develop a free-to-use platform for engineers to find the right materials for their projects and connect them with suppliers that carry those materials.
Matmatch has two users in mind – engineers and vendors. For engineers, Matmatch offers an unparalleled database of information on over 70,000 different materials, including over 12,000 varieties of sheet, rod, and cast aluminium, with more materials added to the database regularly. Matmatch partnered with aluminium industry expert Dr. Werner Hesse amongst other data providers to build this one-of-a-kind database. In addition, Matmatch has a team of in-house materials experts working to curate the database on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that the information provided is as accurate as possible.
For vendors, Matmatch provides the ability to put your brand in front of exactly the kind of people who are in the market for what you are selling. Matmatch’s algorithms identify search terms that correlate with your products and, when those algorithms identify a search that meets those criteria, the search engine unobtrusively but prominently features your brand name on the results page.
Matmatch has gone to great lengths to ensure that its one-of-a-kind database serves its customers in as thorough and complete a manner as possible. The platform is completely free for buyers to use, and offers a user-friendly interface that allows for searches by material name, the properties needed for a material, the application in which the searcher intends to use a material or by supplier name. Additionally, users may utilize the platform’s “project” feature, which allows registered users to save materials he or she found via the search engine and share them both on the platform and off it.
Community is a key aspect of the platform. In addition to sharing projects, users can comment on materials and share their knowledge with other people looking for those materials. For example, if someone knows that a certain type of aluminium is suitable for building satellite components, they can share this with other people looking for the same thing.
Though it stands alone in the materials research field, the Matmatch team continues to make improvements to the platform and what it offers to users. Matmatch’s materials scientist are continually working to improve existing materials listings and add new ones. In addition, Matmatch has new services under development, both for engineers and suppliers.
The struggle of finding and buying materials that meet your specific needs is over. Matmatch’s world-class database makes finding just the right material for your project fast and easy. Check out Matmatch today to see just how easy materials research has become!