DGM Aluminum heat treatment committee meeting

On 6th – 7th of September 2017 MatCalc Engineering GmbH organized together with the Institute for Materials Science / Technical University of Vienna the meeting of “DGM Aluminum heat treatment working committee” (AK Aushärtung im DGM-Fachausschuss Aluminium).

The “Coming together event” in the evening on 6th of September at restaurant “Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer“ offered opportunities for networking. Many ideas about future collaborations and projects were discussed during the dinner. On the next day, several interesting talks and presentations about experimental and computational engineering of heat treatment and mechanical properties of aluminum alloys were held.

With many thanks to all the participants for having an enjoyable and informative time together.

Revised version of ME-Ni thermodynamic database released

A revised version of the thermodynamic ME-database for nickel-based alloys ME-Ni1.1c.tdb has been released on 21.06.2017. The current version solves a bug of Ni2Cr-phase parametrization in the previous ME-Ni1.1.tdbwhich resulted in the wrong stability of this phase.

For any inquiries on this release, please contact our Sales Team at license@mceng.at.

Spring’17 release of ME-databases

On 26.04.2017 new versions of the thermodynamic ME-databases for steel and nickel-base alloys have been released. This release includes the following new features:

ME-Fe1.1 – Highlights:

  • Improved phase stabilities in stainless steel (Laves phase, ferrite phase).
  • Improved phase stability of Ni3Si-type gamma´ in Si-containing stainless steel.
  • Improvement of thermodynamic Fe-Nb base for simulations of microalloyed steel.
  • Corrected carbide stabilities in Fe-Cr-Mn-C (M7C3 was too stable in ME-Fe, version 1.0).
  • Reproduction of stabilization of Cr2N by Vanadium.

ME-Ni1.1 – Highlights:

  • Improved phase stabilities of topologically close-packed (TCP) phases
  • Improved phase stability trends (gamma’, TCP phases, delta), solidi and liquidi with Re- and Ru-alloying.
  • Improved phase stability of Ni2Cr.
  • Improved gamma’ phase stability towards Fe-Ni-based superalloys for applied simulations (e.g., USC power plant materials).
  • Improved solidi and liquidi of Boron-containing multi-component Ni-base systems.

For any inquiries on this release, please contact our sales team at license@mceng.at.

MatCalc Training 2017

Training 2017: “Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc”

Matcalc is a complex software and thermodynamics and kinetics are complex topics. Consequently, there is a million possibilities to make things right (or wrong). Since we know about this problem, we offer training on the MatCalc software and courses on basic thermodynamics and kinetics as related to problems which can be solved with MatCalc. The next training course takes place in summer 2017 (August, 8th – 11th) Send an email to Piotr if you need more information.

The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center Vienna University of Technology. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the website and submit it to office@cec.tuwien.ac.at.

MatCalc Workshop 2016 (December 1st-2nd, 2016)

The workshop and user meeting is aimed at bringing together MatCalc users for discussion of problems and exchange of ideas. During the two days, experienced MatCalc trainers are available to provide tips and tricks as well as worked examples. The participants are asked to provide short presentations of their experience / solutions / problems, which will serve as starting points for deeper discussion. This workshop is particularly valuable for users with a certain degree of experience, since the problems discussed will require basic skills in the use of the software as well as understanding of problems in thermodynamics and kinetics. It is likely to be of limited value for MatCalc newbies. The MatCalc workshop and user meeting is held at a time when Vienna exhibits lots of very nice Christmas markets. We are going to visit one of them in the evening …

The next workshop will take place December 1-2, 2016 and it is open to every MatCalc user interested in improving his skills and sharing his experience. For more information, please contact Piotr.

MatCalc Training 2016 (August 2nd-5th, 2016)

Training 2016: “Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc”

Matcalc is a complex software, and thermodynamics and kinetics are complex topics. Consequently, there is a million possibilities to make things right (or wrong). Since we know about this problem, we offer training on the MatCalc software and courses on basic thermodynamics and kinetics as related to problems which can be solved with MatCalc. The next training course takes place in summer 2016 (August, 2nd – 5th) Send an email to Piotr if you need more information.

The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center Vienna University of Technology. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the website and submit it to office@cec.tuwien.ac.at.

MatCalc Engineering GmbH at Thermec 2016 conference

MatCalc Engineering GmbH participated as one of the sponsors at THERMEC 2016 conference from 29th of May to 3rd of June in Graz, Austria.

We were pleased to recognize the application of MatCalc mentioned in more than ten conference presentations. Moreover, the capabilities of MatCalc 6 – the new generation of materials simulation software – were introduced and discussed at our booth in the conference venue. To get a better idea of MatCalc 6, some USB drives containing the demonstration version of the software together with the sample databases for steel, aluminum-base and nickel-base alloys were distributed among the interested persons.

Hereby, we would like to thank you for visiting and discussing with us about computational materials engineering problems and perspectives.

MatCalc 6 introduction video is available

MatCalc 6

We are proud to announce the official release date of MatCalc 6 on March 31st, 2016. MatCalc, the Materials Calculator, is a state-of-the-art software toolbox for computational materials engineering. It models the whole materials design and fabrication process, covering the three main areas of multicomponent thermodynamics, precipitation kinetics and – new in MatCalc 6 – microstructural evolution. In the following presentation, the features of the software package MatCalc 6 are demonstrated.

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MatCalc Training 2016

Training 2016: “Thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with MatCalc”

Matcalc is a complex software, and thermodynamics and kinetics are complex topics. Consequently, there is a million possibilities to make things right (or wrong). Since we know about this problem, we offer training on the MatCalc software and courses on basic thermodynamics and kinetics as related to problems which can be solved with MatCalc. The next training course takes place in summer 2016 (August, 2nd – 5th) Send an email to Piotr if you need more information.

The training is held as an official course offered by the Continuing Education Center Vienna University of Technology. In order to register, fill out the registration form available on the website and submit it to office@cec.tuwien.ac.at.

MatCalc 6 is coming up!

MatCalc 6 release is scheduled for March 31, 2016.

We are proud to announce the upcoming MatCalc 6 release. This version represents a major step in the evolution of the MatCalc software package, since it extends the capabilities from thermo-kinetic simulations to metallurgical process simulation. MatCalc 6 will become available in a basic and a pro version.

MatCalc 6 will have different licensing strategy, which will be Single-User Single-Site or network licenses. The present beta version that you might want to download and test will work with your present MatCalc 5 license. These beta versions will temporarily allow you also to test the full functionality of the MatCalc 6 pro software. For one of the upcoming versions, definitely for the final release coming March 31, 2016, you need a new license that can be obtained from license@matcalc-engineering.at.