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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 Dr. B. Lynn Ferguson as Deformation Control Technology, the company has evolved into the premier heat treatment modeling company using its flagship simulation software, DANTE.

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.

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/nitrogen 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.

Mission Statement

DANTE Solutions aims to bring state-of-the-art materials modeling and simulation to the heat treatment industry.

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.