DICTRA used to model changes to Ni-based superalloy during Interdiffusion

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

TC-Toolbox for MATLAB® with Thermo-Calc Used to Optimise a Nickel-based Superalloy

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

Thermo-Calc Cited Over 1000 Times in 2015

An in-depth review of the 2015 literature found that Thermo-Calc Software products were cited over 1000 times in journals, conference papers, university theses, book chapters and patent applications in fields as diverse as dentistry, fuel cells, microelectronics, welding, joining, casting, corrosion, nuclear energy, ceramics and nickel- and steel-related industries (just to name a few). Continue reading

TC-PRISMA Publication Presents New Model

A publication by Q. Chen et al., in the December issue of the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance presents a model using TC-PRISMA that correctly predicts the chemical and thermal conditions for mono- and bimodal distributions of M7C3 precipitates in Fe-Cr-C alloy and γ’ precipitates in Ni-Al-Cr alloy, further demonstrating the program’s value for designing alloy chemistry and heat treatment. Continue reading