The second release under our twice-yearly schedule introduces some exciting new data and functionality, which will also build towards future improvements.
New features to allow you to work smarter
Aerospace fatigue and relaxation data
Based on a research project conducted at IST a few years ago, we are adding fatigue and relaxation data for the following material grades (a mixture of new materials and adding data to existing ones):
- Inconel alloy 718 to AMS 5962
- Inconel alloy X-750 (aged grade)
- Titanium Beta C to AMS 4957
- Titanium 6-4 to AMS 4928
- Nimonic 90 to BS 3075 (HR 501)
- Nimonic 90 to BS 3075 (HR 502)
- Nimonic 90 BS HR 501
- Nimonic 90 BS HR 502
- Monel K500 to BS 3075
- Monel K500 to AMS 4676
- Hastelloy C276
Important note: this data was generated using a smaller number of test springs than for the general fatigue data we provide. Because of this, it is likely to be overly conservative, and should be confirmed by testing of the actual springs and working conditions required.
SCP Enterprise Server
As SCP continues to be used in more and more large companies around the world, there has been an increasing demand for centralised, server-based functionality. The SCP Enterprise Server is aimed at this market. In this initial release, the focus is on server-hosted spring design databases, which should provide better performance and stability, especially when working remotely. It also provides user-based permissions, to control access to your designs.
Future releases will include centralised configuration of SCP, vastly reducing the rollout time to new users, and full design revision control.
How do I get this upgrade?
This new version is available free of charge to anyone with an active support and maintenance contract. You should be prompted when it’s available, and the download and update process is quick and easy.
If you use a floating licence server, you should only need to update the SCP software itself on each user’s desktop.
If you get a message saying that a new version is available but you don’t have maintenance, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to check your maintenance status and discuss getting back on board.