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Vol 16 Iss 3

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Thermo-Calc 2016b available now

Thermo-Calc 2016b was released in November 2016. All users with a valid maintenance and support subscription can upgrade now. 

This release focuses on fixing some outstanding issues and expanding the Scheil calculator. It also includes an updated version of the TCAQ3 database and updates to TCNI8 and TCFE8. 




Thermo-Calc Software to Begin Offering ICME Modelling and Alloy Design Services in Europe

Thermo-Calc Software have partnered with the global leader in computational materials design, QuesTek Innovations, to offer Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) modelling services and novel materials design and development to the European market under the jointly founded company QuesTek Europe

Read about the new venture and the services that will be offered: 

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Importance of CALPHAD Highlighted in Presentation

CALPHAD has a long and interesting history that is often overlooked in the larger context of materials engineering. In a recent presentation at IFAM 2016, Dr. Qing Chen of Thermo-Calc Software gave a fascinating presentation on the history of CALPHAD and its importance in materials engineering. 

Learn more and download the full presentation: 

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Thermo-Calc Used to Evaluate Methods for Increasing Computational Efficiency

As computational materials software and databases become more complex, the time it takes to complete calculations continues to increase. 

A recent paper published in the Journal CALPHAD addresses this issue by analysing three methods used to increase the efficiency of computational materials software when applied to high temperature industrial alloys using several Thermo-Calc Software products. 

Read about the methods and see the results:

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Thermo-Calc Used to Advance Search for Pb-free Solder Designs

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, Thermo-Calc and the solder alloys database TCSLD are used to calculate ternary phase diagrams in an attempt to further the search for Pb-free solder designs. 

Read about the results and see how Thermo-Calc was used in the research: 

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Watch our new Webinar: Application of CALPHAD-based Tools for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing has been around for years, but the applications to metals and alloys are just starting to be explored. In our latest webinar we discuss the many ways in which CALPHAD-based tools such as Thermo-Calc can be applied to additive manufacturing of metals and alloys. 

Thermo-Calc Training

Twice a year, Thermo-Calc Software provide introductory training courses for Thermo-Calc, DICTRA and TC-PRISMA in both Stockholm, Sweden, and Pittsburgh, USA.
These courses provide a solid foundation for using the software tools, as well as "hands-on" experience filled with examples, insights and tips based on the years of practical experience of our instructors, which allow attendees to get up and running with the software much more quickly.
Some comments from attendees of our last training courses included:
"Very good introductory course with lots of examples that make me confident in doing basic work and provided ideas for more advanced research."
"Very helpful overall. Would recommend to others."
"Overall this week of courses was well worth the time. I feel prepared to get busy with Thermo-Calc and DICTRA and TC-PRISMA. Thank you!"
Visit our website for a complete list of training courses and information on how to sign up. 

For U.S. Training, email Paul at

For all other training, email us at
*All training is conducted in English. 
Thermo-Calc exhibition booth
We attend many conferences, exhibits and seminars around the world. Come find us when we're in your area! 

San Diego, USA
Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2017
AeroMat 2017
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Apr 10-13, 2017

Titanium Europe 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 17-19, 2017

Metal 2017

Brno, Czech Republic
May 24-26, 2017

European Stainless steel & DUPLEX

Bergamo, Italy
May 25-27, 2017
Visit our website to see a complete list of upcoming events
Release Cycle Changing

Beginning in 2017, we will move our release cycle two months earlier in the year. Users can expect the first release in late winter/early spring 2017 and the second in late summer/early autumn. 

This change will not affect the two-times-per-year release cycle, so users can continue to expect two releases per year. This change is being made to avoid the holidays that often conflict with our releases.

As always, release dates are flexible, depending upon the complexity of the projects we are working on.

Try the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) for Free

All Thermo-Calc users who have version 2016a or newer can try the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) for free using one of the free demo database packages included in your software and examples 13 and 16.

Users with an older version of Thermo-Calc can download the DEMO version of the software to try it out. 

The Precipitation module treats concurrent nucleation, growth/dissolution and coarsening under arbitrary heat treatment conditions in multi-component and multi-phase systems using Langer-Schwartz theory and the Kampmann-Wagner numerical approach.

Follow along with  a tutorial video of example 13
Training Videos Documentation Free DEMO

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