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Vol 17 Iss 3

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Thermo-Calc 2017b is Here!

Thermo-Calc 2017b was released in October and includes several significant upgrades including new databases, a new calculation type in the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA), six new examples and much more!    


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New Titanium Databases Available

Thermo-Calc 2017b introduces the first ever CALPHAD thermodynamic database which covers both Titanium-based alloys and Titanium Aluminium-based materials in a single database, TCTI1.

A new mobility titanium database, MOBTI2, was also developed to be used in conjunction with TCTI1.

This release also includes a new noble metal alloys database, a new high entropy alloys database and more.  


Learn about the New Databases »



New Graphical Mode Examples

Thermo-Calc 2017b 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, all users can now run all of the included examples files regardless of what kind of license you have. 


Learn about the New Examples »



Support for Windows 32-bit to Be Discontinued

Support for installing and running the Thermo-Calc software package on Windows 32-bit operating systems will be dropped after the 2017b release. Users with a 32-bit platform installation are advised to migrate to a 64-bit platform before spring of 2018.

View our Roadmap for Platform Support to see the operating systems we will support in the future.


Roadmap for Platform Support »



Thermo-Calc are Hiring!

Now is your chance to join an attractive employer that not only offers competitive compensation and benefits, but also a stimulating work environment.

We are currently hiring two software developers and two materials CALPHAD database developers in our Stockholm office.


Learn about the positions and apply today »

Congratulations to the 2017 NIMS Award Recipients

Thermo-Calc Software send our congratulations to this year’s NIMS Award recipients, Dr. John Ågren, Dr. Bo Sundman and Dr. Kiyohito Ishida.

Learn more about this prestigious award and the contributions the three recipients have made to the development of scientific technologies for application in various substances and materials. 


Read about the NIMS Award »



Customer Satisfaction Survey Results 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual customer satisfaction survey. We have already implement some of the feedback into our software.

Read about the changes we have already made to the software. 

Survey Results for 2017 »

Materials Genome Toolkit Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the undergraduate engineering departments at the University of Florida, the University of Pittsburgh and Wright State University, winners of the 2017 ASM Materials Genome Toolkit Contest. 

The annual contest provides computational tools to undergraduate engineering departments to help them better prepare students for the future of materials engineering.

Thermo-Calc Software are proud to support the future of materials engineering through this contest as well as our free Academic package, which provides a free limited version of Thermo-Calc to teachers and students along with teaching materials and examples problems. 


Learn all about the Contest »




Thermo-Calc Training
Thermo-Calc Software provide introductory training courses for Thermo-Calc, DICTRA and TC-PRISMA in both Stockholm, Sweden, and Pittsburgh, USA, multiple times per 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! 

MRS Fall Exhibit 2017

Boston, USA
Nov 28-30, 2017
TMS 2018
Phoenix, USA
Mar 11-15, 2018
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. 
Moscow, Russia
Nov 13, 2017  
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Nov 17, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 20, 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 
Meet the Winner

Congratulations to this year's winner of our customer survey drawing for a €250 Visa gift card, Matthew Peters. Matthew is a former elementary school science teacher turned graduate student at Northwestern University. He works in the Materials Science and Engineering department and develops thermodynamic databases for thermoelectric materials.

According to Matthew, Thermo-Calc has played an integral role in his PhD thesis as he uses the PARROT module for determining his thermodynamic variables for his models.

Using the CALPHAD method and first-principles calculations, he has studied and modelled defects in semiconducting systems in order to determine the carrier concentration of thermoelectrics. The carrier concentration plays a key role in optimizing these alternative energy materials for higher efficiency.

Recently, he has started performing diffusion modelling as well as nucleation and growth simulations and thus is using Thermo-Calc more than ever.

Congratulations to Peter and thank you to everyone who took this year's survey.
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