Material Hub Cloud

The Most Comprehensive Material Database for the Plastics Processing Industry


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Make Better Design Decisions with the Right Material Information

Material Hub Cloud (MHC) is a cloud database powered by Moldex3D Material Measurement Center and suppliers with most up-to-date material information, containing four key features – Material Database ViewerMaterial Selection Guidance, Alternative Material and Material Comparison. In the easy-to-use interface, you can quickly sort through over 8,000 materials to find your best option. The Alternative Material search function also helps designers and engineers to find ideal materials quicker, reducing project times and improving communication with customers. It also provides tools to search for less expensive, alternative materials that may have suitable properties for the application.

View Everything Via Web Browser

MHC is a web-based platform. You can access all the data wherever and whenever you need. For product designers, MHC helps evaluate material properties and molding conditions to filter out suitable materials. For Moldex3D users, MHC is an extension of the current simulation material database, providing detailed analysis of each material. A quality index is provided showing the extensiveness of testing performed for each material and suitability for simulation. 





Material Database Viewer

MHC runs strict inspections on every characterized material to ensure each has the accurate information, such as individual physical property inspections, multiple physical property cross-checks, criteria definitions, etc. It also allows users to check plastic mechanical properties, processing curves, and process conditions to learn more details.

Material Database Viewer

Material Database Viewer


Material Quality Index

The MHC data quality is measured by integrating data sources, measurement methods, and data compatibility for six key physical properties. A Quality Index is provided for each material grade allowing users to quickly evaluate materials, saving time on early design decisions while gaining confidence in the simulation accuracy.


Material Quality Ranking:High
Score:over 80%


Material Quality Ranking:Average


Material Quality Ranking:Low
Score:below 60%

Material Quality Index

Material Quality Index



Alternative Material

Select the right material in the design phase is crucial to reduce the failure rate in production, while finding alternative materials is key to maintain mass production speed. To achieve these goals, MHC helps you find a list of alternatives by defining physical properties or processing conditions. You can also determine the best alternative material by running similarity analysis.

The examples below are three alternative materials picked out by Alternative Material Function in similarity analysis to carry out Moldex3D simulation. From the distribution result of the sprue pressure, the least similar material has the biggest pressure difference compared to the original material.

Alternative Material Introduction Part1Alternative Material Introduction Part2What is Similarity Analysis

Alternative Material Introduction Part1


Alternative Material Introduction Part2


What is Similarity Analysis


Material Selection Guidance

There are nearly 10,000 plastic materials on the market. How do you find the right one? MHC filters out suitable materials based on the product industry and characteristics. With MHC, finding the perfect material will no longer be a needle in a haystack.

Material Selection Guidance Part 1Material Selection Guidance Part 2

Material Selection Guidance Part 1


Material Selection Guidance Part 2


Material Comparison

Quickly compare the properties of multi-materials with curves and side-by-side data. The scatter plot visualizes the relationship of user-selected material to others.


Moldex3D Material Measurement Center

Equipped with plastics professionals and high-quality measurement instruments, Moldex3D Material Measurement and R&D Center has received ISO 17025 accreditation and continues to provide more accurate data for MHC.

Supported browser and best view settings:

Supported browser Best view settings
Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari 1920 X 1080 screen resolution, font-size 100%


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