Technomics LLC, Plymouth, Minn., has contracted ANSYS Inc., Canonsburg, Pa., to supply products to assist in the development of methodology for heat treating for its rapid heat treatment system. Technomics has developed a quenching method using a quenchant other than water, and is currently designing a thermal processing system for this process. ANSYS Multiphysics software will analyze the heat, flow and structure of the product to ensure optimal conditions. Key to this procedure is determining the rate of heat exchange in these thermal systems.