Partnerships and OEM Solutions


ACAROM is the largest representative automotive association in Romania and gathers 144 companies that develop existing and new activities in the automotive industry. Established in 1996, ACAROM is the voice of the Romanian automotive industry.

The association initiates, facilitates and coordinates actions for its members including participation in a range of  industry events, organization of training programs, lobbying for industry issues, development and dissemination of standards and regulations related to the automotive sector.

The core activities of the member companies include: design and engineering of parts and vehicles, manufacturing and marketing of automotive materials, components, modules and car parts. They also perform services related to the manufacturing and maintenance of vehicles and associated equipment.

Key to Metals AG, as the global leader in the provision of material properties information, will actively contribute to the technical activity of ACAROM by supplying its members with the possibility to use the most comprehensive informational material properties platform in the world.


AIPE (Italian Association of Pressure Equipment) is a non-profit association which gathers the most important boiler producers in Italy.

The intent of the organization is to cope effectively and quickly, with the main challenges faced by the boiler producers, not only at a local level but also on an international scale.

The activity of AIPE is mainly based on research and cooperation with institutes and both national and international universities. The intent is to enhance technical, scientific and economic development of the associates through active participation and organization of meetings, events and trainings according to its guidelines based on the sharing of resources and information.

Key to Metals AG, is the global leader in the provision of material properties information, and wants to actively contribute to the technical/ scientific activity of AIPE by supplying to the associates the possibility to use the most comprehensive informational material properties platform in the world.


Altair is the leading global provider of technology that strengthens client innovation, and have been providing expert assistance in the fields of product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions for the past 27 years.

Just one of the solutions offered by Altair is the Altair Partner Alliance, an on-demand software platform that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions.

Key to Metals AG joined the Altair Partner Alliance in January 2012 and since then has proved to be one of the most popular partner applications available to the APA user community. With a continually increasing number of users from over 200 organizations worldwide there are now in excess of 450 users which benefit from Key to Metals AG across the world.

Visit our partner page at Altair Partner Alliance or take a tour of our Premium Edition for Partner Alliance users.


CYBERNET SYSTEMS has been providing scientific computational and engineering solutions to a wide range of customers for over 30 years. Primarily specializing in the provision of software, CYBERNET SYSTEMS strive to offer a total solution for the clients CAE needs including structural, thermal and fluid analysis to name but a few.

In addition to the software offering, CYBERNET SYSTEMS provides a range of all-encompassing technical services, including technical support, consulting and user education.

Key to Metals AG and CYBERNET SYSTEMS launched their new product together for CYBERNET customers in December 2012. Consisting of an exclusively developed desktop edition Key to Metals AG has created the technology to allow CYBERNET end users to export data from the database to an ANSYS solver ready xml. format bridging the gap between our data and the end users computational software packages.

See more about the KEY to METALS CYBERNET edition (Japanese language only).


Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

Knovel is an engineering information, discovery and decision-support solution from Elsevier that provides answers engineers can trust by delivering vital technical data with powerful engineering search and analytical tools through a cloud-based application. Knovel users include thousands of engineers, engineering students and applied scientists worldwide.

European Cluster of Ceramics

The European cluster of ceramics is the unique cluster dedicated to the ceramics since 2005, based in Limoges and Toulouse (France). Thanks to its network of 140 members, the full chain of actors, from researchers, industrial companies, technology and training centres are represented.

Accordingly the European Cluster of Ceramics promotes the emergence, support, labeling and research funding of innovative collaborative R&D projects in the field of ceramics by bringing together companies, public research laboratories and academia with a view to marketing innovative new products, processes and services.

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Knowledge creates progress. The organization provides material testing and is a complete provider for the complex world of materials, processes and products.

We analyze damages and support recall actions, conduct research and develop innovations as well as ensure quality through laboratory investigations.

Important facts: 40 years of experience, 12 laboratories and workshops, over 15,000 orders, over 2,000 customers, three locations, accredited, privately owned. With AZT Risk & Technology GmbH , we maintain a partnership laboratory for the analysis of damages.


INEC provide the analysis, expertise, tools, and monitoring to help you solve your toughest business challenges through IT solutions.

We are supporting our customers needs for more than 25 years. We started as computer & electronics provider then we worked on wider scale providing total solutions for our customers including consultancy, construction, importing, implementing & maintenance for all our customer’s needs as main contractor with CAN DO attitude.


INMAS GmbH has 20 years’ experience relating to the realm of standardization specifically in CE markets. INMAS supports companies in the implementation and application of Norms and Standards throughout the entire organization meaning quality advantages are achieved and threats relating to liability and risk are avoided.

INMAS has widespread application as they cover standards found in practically all industrial applications. The main focus areas for our clients relate to product quality as well as the processes within the organization, product safety and cooperation with business partners. For this reason, diversity is the most important requirement of our actions. Critically, process-oriented standard management systems are specifically designed to maximize cost savings and Intra Norma is the tool to make this happen.

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science GmbH

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science develops high-tech instruments and systems for research and development as well as for industry, from solutions for basic research in physics to commercially viable nanotechnology.

The development of future technology instruments and systems for industry and research, requests the combination of core competences in the areas of low temperature physics and high magnet technology, X-ray and optical measurement methods, tunnel and scanning electron microscopy as well as plasma coating and etching processes.

In the field of optical emission spectroscopy for metal analysis the metal properties database of Total Materia is included in all products to substantially facilitating metal identification and compliance with standards and specifications.

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Siemens AG

As one of the world’s largest engineering and electronics organizations, Siemens AG have a strong background and involvement in the field of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Providing a range of PLM software solutions, Siemens aim is to help global organizations work as a single team by creating a coherent data structure and consolidating the many systems used within the organization, such as CAD, CAM and CAE software.

An official partner of Siemens, Key to Metals AG gives some unique advantages to Siemens PLM software users by providing a vast collection of material data and in Extended Range, the ability to find advanced material properties for complex linear and non-linear calculations all at the click of a button. As the most comprehensive material data solution available, Key to Metals AG works in synergy and fits excellently into the streamlined efficiency of the PLM environment.

Visit Total Materia’s page on the Siemens website to find out more.


As part of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, SPECTRO is one of the leading global suppliers of analytical instruments, employing optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry technology used by industry, research and academia alike for the elemental analysis of materials.

Key to Metals AG have provided an invaluable solution to SPECTRO customers since 2008 by providing a material database solution specifically developed for XRF and OES users and intended to help identify materials from the chemical composition data obtained from the spectrometry device. Exclusively for SPECTRO, Key to Metals AG provides the Grade Library Builder as part of the SPECTRO Metal Database which allows the creation and management of material libraries which can be modified and then exported directly to the device.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science and provides solutions for customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries.

As one of three business units, Thermo Scientific offer analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents including a wide range of Spectrometry solutions.

Key to Metals AG and Thermo Scientific have been working together since 2010 providing end users of Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) with a bespoke version of the Key to Metals AG desktop edition. As part of the product offering users receive full access to the Core dataset allowing metallic materials chemical composition data to be checked, compared and exported directly to OXSAS for comparison with analyzed data obtained from the OES.

Read more about the Key to Metals AG offering through Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Tunisian Welding Association (ATS)

The Tunisian Welding Association "ATS" is a non-profit organization installed at Sfax - Tunisia since May 2014. It was created by university teachers and industrialists to improve relations between the teaching, research and corporate world in all areas related to the welding sector (welding, Cutting, metal construction, control, safety, etc.) and to promote and develop welding activities in Tunisia.

To realize its objectives, ATS has taken a cooperative approach, trying to bring together all stakeholders in this field (industrial and academic). Thus, it has been able to establish co-operation agreements with academic, professional training and industrial establishments and develop its network of national and international partners.

This approach enabled the ATS to carry out several projects and activities, including mainly:

  • Training, qualification and certification in welding and control
  • Improvement of production and / or marketing facilities and tools
  • Development of a database and sector analysis in Tunisia

Visit our partner website and discover its numerous activities.