About DANTE Solutions

DANTE Solutions is an engineering consulting and software company, specializing in metallurgical process engineering and thermal/stress analyses of metal parts and components. Started in 1982 by founder Dr. B. Lynn Ferguson as Deformation Control Technology, the company has evolved into the premier thermal process modeling company with its DANTE heat treatment simulation software. 

DANTE Solutions maintains an active program of alloy characterization, process modeling consulting, continued innovation in application to new processes (i.e. vacuum carburizing, high pressure gas quenching), and technical support to our software licensees.

About DANTE Heat Treat Simulation Software


DANTE® is the State-of-the-Art in heat treatment simulation software, promoting improved component and process design in heat treatment. DANTE heat treatment simulation software is a coupled thermal, carbon diffusion, solid mechanics finite element based program for heat treatment simulation of steel parts. Engineers can use DANTE to predict the residual stress state in a given part after heat treatment, the evolution and final volume fractions of metallurgical phases, hardness, and part distortion. The DANTE analysis tool couples a multiphase material constitutive model directly with diffusive and martensitic phase transformation kinetics models. For use by metallurgists, process engineers, heat treaters and designers, the heat treatment simulation capabilities of DANTE include heating, carburization, immersion quenching, gas quenching, spray quenching, press or fixtured quenching, and tempering. Additionally, the system is interfaced to popular pre and post processors.

DANTE Solutions is committed to process engineering and modeling excellence. We look forward to assisting you with your process, mechanical, and metallurgical engineering challenges


Understanding Heat Treatment from A Different Perspective: Demystify the Heat Treatment of Steels

The heat treatment of steel is arguably the most important step of getting raw steel to a finished product. For the longest time, heat treatment was considered a black box; we know what goes in and we know what comes out, but what happens in between is a complete mystery. As a user of the DANTE Heat Treatment Software, you will be able to understand the heat treating process from the metal's point of view. This unique perspective will allow new and exciting ideas to percolate to the surface, with a chance to change the way heat treatment is approached.

DANTE Solutions provides its DANTE software to the heat treating industry, but we are much more than a "software company". While it's true we keep updating the DANTE software with improved models and a more expansive material database, DANTE Solutions is also involved in local and national engineering organizations, R&D projects, process improvement, and so much more. DANTE Solutions continues to be on the cutting edge of the heat treatment industry.

Mission Statement

DANTE Solutions is determined to promote the use of simulation in the heat treat industry. From design to troubleshooting, DANTE Solutions believes everyone can benefit from a little simulation in their life. 

 The DANTE Heat Treatment Simulation Software is being used worldwide to solve everyday heat treatment problems and help with the design of new processes. But don't take our word for it, see what our customers are saying... 

 "DANTE® Heat Treat Simulation Software has been a great boon to Cummins. Since we started using their software we have gone through several projects that have increased our understanding of heat treatment and some of which that have saved us production costs. One example was enabling us to gain the leverage needed to make a material and process change on a legacy product that is now saving us at least 25% on material costs. The team at DANTE Solutions has always been very accommodating and is very quick to give assistance and feedback whenever troubles arise, even when the troubles are caused by other parts of the simulation and not DANTE itself. I look forward to working with the DANTE team in the coming years as we expand our list of engineers who use this software."  

Brian W.  -Cummins 

 "Over the past few years, I have been using Dante software to model various heat treat processes for automotive combustion engine components. The software has provided valuable insight to the complicated physics that govern induction hardening and carburizing processes. Dante has also been a useful tool for optimizing heat treat recipes, much more quickly than possible with physical testing. Furthermore, I can rely on the Dante team to provide fast, capable assistance to work through any technical issues that arise. I have also worked with Dante on a couple of significant software development projects, and they have always demonstrated a high level of professionalism and efficiency. I look forward to continuing to use Dante for current and future applications."   

Sheri K. -General Motors 


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