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Vol 17 Iss 2

In this issue:

Thermo-Calc 2017b Release Preview

Thermo-Calc 2017b is scheduled for release late fall 2017 and includes several significant upgrades:

  • New databases: including thermodynamic and kinetic Titanium databases, a Noble Metal Alloys database and a new version of the Aluminium database TCAL5
  • Many new features in the Diffusion module (DICTRA) including the ability to set boundary conditions
  • Calculations for non-spherical precipitates and other new features in the Precipitation module (TC-PRIMSA)
  • Improvements to the Scheil calculator
  • 3D plotting for Grid calculations
  • Custom contour values
  • And more!  


More about the Upcoming Release »



Thermo-Calc Software Welcomes John Ågren to the Company

Thermo-Calc Software are excited to announce that Prof. John Ågren has joined the company as a Senior Scientific Adviser.

Prof. Ågren was one of the original developers of Thermo-Calc in the late 1970s and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience with him. We are thrilled to welcome him into the company he helped found, and we look forward to working together in this new capacity.  


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Thermo-Calc Presentation Highlighted at EUROMAT 2017

Thermo-Calc Software are giving three presentations this year at EUROMAT 2017, one of which was selected to be a highlighted presentation. Additionally, John Ågren, who recently joined the company, will be giving a plenary talk: Computational modeling and Materials Design.

New extensions for the efficient development of CALPHAD-based ICME-tools: Development of property models for martensitic steels by Dr.-Ing. Ralf Rettig. Our first presentation, which was selected by EUROMAT to be a highlighted presentation, will focus on the new Property Model Development Framework that was released last March in Thermo-Calc 2017a.

A “high entropy” alloy database TCHEA2 and its application in alloy design by Dr. Hai-Lin Chen. Our second presentation discusses our high entropy alloys database, TCHEA2, which was initially released in 2015 and was updated in 2017, adding five new elements, C, N, Re, Ru and Si, to extend it to a 20 element framework.

A new thermodynamic database for Ti-based alloys and TiAl-based materials by Dr. Hai-Lin Chen. Our third presentation discusses the new titanium database that will be released this fall in Thermo-Calc 2017b.


Learn about the Presentations »



Diffusion Module (DICTRA) and TCNI8 Used in Assessment of Additive Manufacturing

A new publication in the May issue of Acta Materialia uses the Diffusion module (DICTRA) with TCNI8, the Ni-based superalloys database, to investigate how additive manufacturing can improve heat treatment processes in the Ni-based superalloy Inconel 625.  


Learn more and read the paper »



Join our Presentations at STEELSIM 2017

Thermo-Calc Software will be giving two presenations this year at STEELSIM 2017:

Computational Steel Design Made Easy – Toward an Integrated CALPHAD-based Materials Design Platform, by Qing Chen

Application of computational thermodynamics and kinetics to steel development, by Reza Naraghi

The conference will be in Qingdao, China, August 16-18, 2017. Be sure to join our presentations or stop by our booth if you're there.


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Customer Satisfaction Survey Results 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual customer satisfaction survey. We recently concluded our fourth annual survey and are now working to compile the results.

Satisfaction with support increased for the fourth year in a row in all three categories we monitor. We work hard to offer excellent customer support, so we were delighted to see that our users agree that our support is strong and getting better. 

A full write up and results of the drawing for a €250 Visa gift card will be released in our fall newsletter.   

Thermo-Calc Training
Thermo-Calc Software provide introductory training courses for Thermo-Calc, DICTRA and TC-PRISMA in both Stockholm, Sweden, and Pittsburgh, USA, each year.
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 training courses include:
"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! 
Qingdao, China
Aug 16-18, 2017


Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 3-7, 2017

LMPC 2017 (Liquid Metal Processing & Casting Conf.)

Philadelphia, USA
Sep 10-13, 2017

Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Symposium 2017

Dübendorf (Zurich), Switzerland
Sep 11-12, 2017

NIST Diffusion Workshop

Gaithersburg, USA
Sep 11-12, 2017


Thessaloniki, Greece
Sep 17-22, 2017

Euro PM2017

Milan, Italy
Oct 1-5, 2017

Intermetallics 2017

Bad Staffelstein, Germany
Oct 2-6, 2017

MS&T 2017

Pittsburgh, USA
Oct 8-12, 2017

ASM Heat Treat 2017

Columbus, USA
Oct 24-26, 2017

MRS Fall Exhibit 2017

Boston, USA
Nov 28-30, 2017
Visit our website to see a complete list of upcoming events.   
User Group Meetings

Each year we host many user group meetings around the world. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the upcoming meetings. 


Aachen, Germany
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2017
Moscow, Russia
Nov 13, 2017 
Seoul, Korea
Nov 17, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 20-21, 2017
Krakow, Poland
Nov 21, 2017
Location TBD
March 2018

United Kingdom
Birmingham, UK
April 10-11, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
June 14, 2018 
To learn more, email us at or monitor our list of upcoming events
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