QuesTek Announces ICMD® Digital Materials Design Platform

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Evanston, IL September 27, 2022 – QuesTek Innovations, the primary operating subsidiary of QuesTek International LLC, announced on September 14th the availability of ICMD®, a newly offered digital materials design platform. The announcement was made by QuesTek President, Dr. Jason Sebastian during his keynote address at ASM International’s IMAT 2022 Conference in New Orleans, LA.

ICMD® provides toolkits for materials design, accelerated qualification and certification, informatics and analytics, and simulation. Toolkits utilize QuesTek proprietary models, genomic datasets, and workflows (including certain third-party software and databases) to support design, production, quality, and service processes. Core methodologies of QuesTek’s proven Materials by Design® technology are embedded in the toolkits. ICMD® is deployed as a SaaS offering but will optionally be available within private corporate clouds as well.

ICMD® toolkits also operate within an Integrated Digital Environment, which includes a brace of enterprise-level features ranging from a web-based, highly user-friendly interface to software “workers”—which embed certain operations workflows and routine interactions with third-party software tools—to a project history / engagement library function, which enables re-use of prior work sessions results, as well as overall views of conducted materials design and related research.

Strategic drivers for QuesTek market entry with ICMD® include rapidly growing Industry 4.0 / Digital Transformation requirements. ICMD® can present a low-risk means to implement digital transformation for materials-responsible engineers and processes within a corporate digital transformation initiative. Application drivers include Additive Manufacturing, Sustainability, Corrosion Resistance, Heat Resistance, Thermal Management, Radiation Protection, Conductivity Management, and Bio-Resistance/Compatibility, as well as higher-performance Structural Applications. Materials producers can also rapidly differentiate their end products through utilization of ICMD®.

“QuesTek has been using ICMD® internally to affect its own digital transformation, and to improve the delivery efficiency of services engagements,” noted QuesTek Innovations COO Bill Mahoney. “Observed benefits include time savings on certain modeling and design steps of between 20-80% compared to pre-ICMD® processes. ICMD® internal use has significantly contributed to the Company’s 20+ % growth rate with flat headcount thus far in 2022.”

QuesTek is engaging a small set of qualified early test and evaluation clients between now into Q2 2023. ICMD® general availability for licensing and subscription will commence in the second half of 2023.

For more information, please contact Severine Valdant, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, at

About QuesTek Innovations

QuesTek empowers innovators by resolving materials-based challenges.

QuesTek Innovations is both a pioneer and current market leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). QuesTek’s Materials by Design® technologies are proven to reduce the development time and cost and increase the performance of novel materials. In its market space, QuesTek is the first and only provider to execute the full cycle from novel design to production, certification, and flight operations with proprietary materials, in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional, or purely algorithmic methods.