MatCalc Engineering GmbH at THERMEC 2018 (10th International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications)

MatCalc Engineering GmbH participated as one of the sponsors at THERMEC 2018 conference held from 9th to 13th of July in Paris, France.

We were impressed by the number of participates and visitors of the conference and we were pleased about the researchers presenting their results, which were supported by simulation using MatCalc software. There has been many fruitful discussions regarding the features of MatCalc and the applicability of the software package in solving materials engineering problems.

We would like to thank you all for taking time to visit our booth at the conference venue.

 

New release: “MatCalc 6.00.1000” is online!

MatCalc 6 represents a major step in the evolution of MatCalc, since it extends the simulation capabilities from thermo-kinetic analysis of precipitation all the way to state parameter-based metallurgical process simulation. We are glad to announce that the new release of MatCalc, version 6.00.1000 is now online and you can download it by clicking here. New version of MatCalc comes with some new features.  Below you will find a brief listing of them:

  • Fully coupled microstructure simulation including deformation, recovery, recrystallization as well as their interaction with precipitation.
  • All-new scripting language syntax, which makes scripting as easy as possible
  • New command line interpreter with a powerful and intuitive suggester
  • All new look-and-feel. Navigate much easier through your workspace, have more space on your screen with the new console, numerous new functionality for changing plot styles, find your variables in the variables window quickly with the new filter function
  • Stand-alone installation architecture
  • Easy-to-use installer and upgrader
  • Various licensing options

Note: Without an activated and registered license, MatCalc runs in “free mode” (a maximum of three elements can be used). Our customers with registered license can activate their license as is outlined here.

11th MatCalc workshop and user meeting

Next MatCalc workshop: December 14th-15th, 2017

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 on December 14-15, 2017 and it is open to every MatCalc user interested in improving his skills and sharing his experience. For more information and to register, please contact Piotr.

MatCalc 6 release candidate is now online

MatCalc 6 release candidate is now on line, to download it, please click here.

MatCalc 6 brings several improvements and innovations over the previous version 5.6, which will be briefly highlighted here:

Advanced GUI features

Although based on graphical user interfaces from the very beginning, the new MatCalc 6 sets new limits in user-friendliness. Its GUI has been refurbished and it now offers features, such as, buttons to rearrange your windows inside the MatCalc canvas, buttons to zoom in and out, a navigator to scroll over your workspace easily as well as an ‘Expose’ function that allows you to quickly find and activate windows that are located behind others. And you can now look at your windows either in the classical multi-document-interface (MDI) style or enlarge each window to full size and use the tabbed mode, where you switch between windows via tabs on top of your workspace. Moreover, with only a single mouse-click, or a single keyboard strike, you can hide all sidebars and maximize the available space to display your workspace windows in optimum size.

For graphical representation of your simulation results, the MatCalc 6 GUI also offers several improvements related to plots. It is now possible to move and rearrange plots inside the frame windows, you can drag and drop plots from one frame into another or change font and line thickness of curves and axes easily from the options window.

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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.