A new paper published in the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion discusses recent advances in the search for Pb-free solder designs from the perspective of thermodynamics and phase diagrams. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey. This year’s survey focused on a few key areas that we are currently working on in an attempt to get feedback that we can implement immediately. We received a tremendous amount of information, which we have analysed and are now working to integrate into our road maps. Continue reading
Thermo-Calc Software hosted our largest ever User Group Meeting on June 16, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting was attended by over 100 people.
Thermo-Calc 2016a offers significant speed improvements when compared to previous versions of the software.
The speed improvements were achieved by optimizing global minimization and optimizing two of the largest databases.
Beginning with Thermo-Calc 2016a the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) has been integrated into Thermo-Calc, eliminating the need for users to install two separate software programs.
This integration offers a significant upgrade to the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) as it gives it all the features that were already available within Thermo-Calc, such as overlaying plots and cloning systems.
Try the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) for Free
Users who do not have a Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) license can now try the precipitation calculator for free using one of the three free kinetic demo databases automatically included in the software.
Graphical mode examples 13 and 16 are available to all users, even those without a license.
Runs on Mac and Linux OS
Now that it is integrated into Thermo-Calc, the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) is supported on several Mac and Linux operating systems. See the System Requirements for a complete list.
In a paper published in the January 2016 issue of Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion , Vol. 37 No. 2 2016, the homogenization model within DICTRA together with the TCNI and MOBNI databases were used to model the interdiffusion processes in the Ni-based superalloy CMSX-10 and was shown to have good agreement with experimental values. Continue reading
In a 2015 issue of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A a group at Michigan University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering used TC-Toolbox for MATLAB® in conjunction with Thermo-Calc to optimise a nickel-based alloy, resulting in a lower cost alloy with 25% improvement in properties when assessed with their utility function. Continue reading