With facilites now alsoin South Carolina ,Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) provides of engineering services in the field of advanced composite materials R&D, analysis, design, testing, and prototyping. MSC uses CAD software to model and simulate the micromechanics of materials. It developed the MAT162 module for LS DYNA, a multiphysics simulation software platform produced by Livermore Software. MSC offers two other comercially available software programs: TEXTLINK, which performs textile analysis, and BONDMASTER, which is used for modelling adhesively bonded joints. The company also runs a test lab where MSC can verify and validate (V&V) its models. Since the 1970s, MSC has moved far beyond composite materials research as a design services provider to perform design, analysis and prototyping projects for government and industry. The company has recently increased staffing and a more than 3-fold expansion of facilities to allow in-house manufacturing and testing of advanced composite materials and structures.