Thermo-Calc Software AB

Thermo-Calc Software is a leading developer of software and databases for calculations involving computational thermodynamics and diffusion controlled simulations based on the CALPHAD method. For more than 30 years, Thermo-Calc has been used within industry, government research labs and academia to gain insight into problems related to materials science and engineering and is now licensed by more than 1,000 of the World’s top companies, research labs and universities in more than 70 countries around the globe.


In addition to our primary software package, Thermo-Calc, users can select add-on packages that extend the functionality of the software.

Thermo-Calc is a powerful software tool for performing thermodynamic and phase equilibria calculations for multicomponent systems.

DICTRA is an add-on program used for accurate simulations of diffusion in multicomponent alloys.

TC-PRISMA is an add-on program for the prediction of precipitation kinetics.

Software developments kits are also available which enable Thermo-Calc to be called directly from the user’s own software or from MATLAB®.



Calculations are based on thermodynamic and mobility databases produced by expert evaluation of experimental data using the CALPHAD approach. More than 30 thermodynamic databases are available for use with Thermo-Calc which cover a broad range of materials and systems including Fe-based alloys, Ni-, Al-, Mg-, Ti-, alloys, solders, oxide and slag systems, aqueous systems and more. Detailed information on all of these databases can be found on our website.


Applications and benefits

Our modelling and simulation tools are used for many different purposes within the lifecycle of a material, from R&D efforts in designing new materials to identifying optimal processing windows, all the way through addressing waste and re-cycling issues. Typical benefits expressed by our customers include:

Reducing the number of costly, time-consuming experiments and testing by making better use of pre-screening/pre-test calculations

Increasing the value of experiments through deeper understanding of the results

Defining safe and optimal processing windows in terms of composition tolerances and temperatures

Basing decisions on scientifically supported models, tools and data

Shortening development time and bringing products to market faster

Making predictions that are difficult or even impossible with an experimental approach.


Regular updates and support

Originally developed in the early 1980s, Thermo-Calc has been consistently updated and improved over its 30 years to become the powerful, robust product it is today. Our software products are now on a two times per year release cycle and our main database products are also updated regularly.

Additionally our products are backed by a dedicated customer technical support team that is there to help our users get the most from our tools. With representatives in 9 countries around the world and a subsidiary in the United States, local support is widely available. Training courses are held two times per year in Sweden and the USA as well as other locations in conjunction with our agents.

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Thermo-Calc Software AB
Norra Stationsgatan 93
SE-113 64 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 545 959 30
Fax: +46 8 673 37 18

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