Thermo-Calc 2019b is here!

Introducing Thermo-Calc 2019b and the New Process Metallurgy Module

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July 2019

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Thermo-Calc 2019b Available Now

Thermo-Calc 2019b was released in June 2019 and introduces a new module which makes it easy to set up calculations for steel and slag, the Process Metallurgy Module. 


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New Process Metallurgy Module for Steel and Slag

Thermo-Calc 2019b introduces a new module which makes it easy to set up calculations for steel and slag interactions, the Process Metallurgy Module. The new module is designed for application to steel-making and steel refining processes including converters, such as basic oxygen furnaces, Electric arc furnaces, Ladle furnace metallurgy and more.

The Process Metallurgy Module is available for free to Thermo-Calc users who have the thermodynamic database TCOX9 or TCOX8 and who currently have a valid Maintenance and Support Subscription.  


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Publication Showing Applications of Process Metallurgy Module

The Process Metallurgy Module was just released last week and a publication showing some of its applications to steel and slag has already been published.

A Kinetic and Thermodynamic Description of the Steel Making Process using Thermo-Calc and the CALPHAD Database TCOX, was published as part of the proceedings for METEC & 3rd ESTAD 2019, European Steel Technology and Application Days: Düsseldorf, Germany.

The results of the paper were also presented at the conference last week by the paper's primary author, Dr. Nicholas Grundy of Thermo-Calc Software.


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New Precipitation Growth Rate Models

The Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) includes two new growth rate models in Thermo-Calc 2019b - paraequilibrium (PE) and non-partition local equilibrium (NPLE).

A new example, P_13, shows the new paraequilibrium growth rate model. The application for the new example is cementite precipitation at low temperatures for a steel. Users can access the new example in the Help Menu > Examples Files > Precipitation module.

New and Updated Databases 

Thermo-Calc 2019b includes three new databases and two updated databases:  

  • New thermodynamic copper database, TCCU3
  • New kinetic copper database, MOBCU3
  • New oxide and slag thermodynamic database, TCOX9
  • Updated steel and Fe- alloys database, TCFE9.1
  • Updated titanium database, TCTI2.1


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TC-Python Training Almost Full

The first ever TC-Python training course will be held August 29-30 in Stockholm, Sweden. Only a few spots remain, so if you are interested, please contact us soon to reserve your place. 

This two-day training course will introduce and teach TC-Python, our Python-based API which also allows users to openly couple Thermo-Calc calculations with other software using the easy-to-learn programming language Python. No prior experience in Python or TC-Python is required. 

Email us at to reserve your spot.

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Free Thermo-Calc Tutorial at EUROMAT

Thermo-Calc Software will be hosting a two hour tutorial at EUROMAT 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, this September. The tutorial is free to all conference attendees and will give demonstrations on how to use Thermo-Calc, the Diffusion module (DICTRA), the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA), the Property Model Calculator, the new Process Metallurgy Module and TC-Python. 

If you have been considering purchasing a Thermo-Calc license or adding modules to an existing license, this is your chance to learn about the software in person from our experts. 

The tutorial will be held from 16.00 - 18.00 (4:00PM to 6:00PM) on Sunday, September 1. More information can be found at the EUROMAT website

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. Beginning this year, we will also offer a TC-Python training course
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Each year we host many user group meetings around the world where we share the latest updates in Thermo-Calc and users share some of the ground-breaking work they're doing.
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September 2019
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September 2019
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November 8, 2019
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November 11, 2019
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