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.
DANTE® is the State-of-the-Art in heat treatment software, promoting improved component and process design in heat treatment. DANTE is a coupled thermal, carbon diffusion, solid mechanics finite element based program for simulating the heat treatment 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 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.
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.
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 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