Thermo-Calc 2018b released with new TC-Python features

Thermo-Calc 2018b is released in June 2018 and includes the addition of three key features to the TC-Python API and two new thermodynamic databases for metal oxide solutions (TCOX8) and Mg-based alloys (TCMG5).

A Scheil composition profile created in TC-Python showing a solidified Ni-based superalloy.

Highlights of the Thermo-Calc 2018b release: 

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Six New Examples in Thermo-Calc 2017b

Thermo-Calc 2017b, which was released in October 2017, includes six new graphical mode examples to help users learn about the new features in the software – three new examples for the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and three for the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA).

Beginning with Thermo-Calc 2017b, users without a license for the Diffusion module (DICTRA) or the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) can now run calculations in these modules with up to three elements, instead of two, meaning that all users can now run all of the included examples files. Users who do not upgrade to Thermo-Calc 2017b can test out the Diffusion and Precipitation modules by downloading the free Thermo-Calc demo.

CCT diagram calculated in Thermo-Calc

A CCT diagram calculated in the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) using example P-7. The CCT calculation type was added to Thermo-Calc in the 2017b release and allows users to make calculations for Continuous Cooling Transformation.

The examples have also been renamed to clarify which module they are for. Examples for Thermo-Calc in general have a “T” in front of the number, examples for the Diffusion module have a “D” and examples for the Precipitation module have a “P”.

New Diffusion module (DICTRA) examples:

  • D_05_Diffusion_Fe_Ni_Cr_ Moving_Boundary_Diffusion_Couple
  • D_06_Diffusion_Carburization_Tube
  • D_07_Diffusion_Carburization_ Multiphase. Watch the D_07 tutorial video showing users how to set up the calculation.

New Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) examples:

  • P_07_Precipitation_Ni-Al-Cr_CCT_Gamma-Gamma_prime. Watch the P_07 tutorial video to learn more about this calculation. 
  • P_08_Precipitation_Cu-Ti_CU4TI1_Sphere_Needle
  • P_09_Precipitation_Al-Sc_AL3SC_Sphere_Cuboid. Watch the P_09 video tutorial showing users how to set up the calculation.

All examples can be accessed from within Thermo-Calc in the Help Menu > Open Examples. The examples are divided into folders for Thermo-Calc, the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA).


The Diffusion module (DICTRA) Now Available in the Graphical Mode

The Diffusion module (DICTRA), the software program for accurate simulation of diffusion controlled reactions in multicomponent alloy systems, is now available in the graphical mode beginning with Thermo-Calc 2017a, making it easier than ever for users to begin making diffusion simulations.  Continue reading

Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) Integrated into Thermo-Calc

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.

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