Archive: February 2014

Minneapolis, MN (February 27, 2014) Itasca engineers Roger Hart and Augusto Lucarelli will present a short course on, “Geotechnical Engineering Problem Solving using Numerical Modeling,” today at 1:00 PM during the 62nd annual University of Minnesota Geotechnical Engineering Conference (

CEO Loren Lorig to Head Itasca Team

Minneapolis, MN (February 24, 2014) Itasca will attend the 143rd annual SME Conference being held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City February 23-26. 

The newest version of Particle Flow Code (PFC) will launch this spring! This new release is an entirely redesigned vision of the software, leveraging automatic multi-threading and improved clump and wall capabilities. PFC 5.0 sets new standards for Distinct Element Method (DEM) simulation speed, accuracy and ease of use.

What: A short review of the changes that have gone into the new UDEC 6.0 release, including the implementation of multi-threaded calculations for faster model runs and the creation of a 64-Bit version allowing for the creation of larger models.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST

Minneapolis, MN (February 18, 2014) The newest version of UDEC, version 6.0 will be launched very soon. Your opportunity to buy UDEC at its pre-purchase price will end in two weeks. Adding this powerful software to your collection will enable you to construct much larger, faster running models.

Minneapolis, MN (February 5, 2014) Itasca will welcome more than 1,600 blasters to the 40th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique in Denver, Colorado from February 9-12, 2014. Booth 7 is the place to gather for discussions around the significant ways Itasca's engineering expertise and software can help promote safety, security and control during the use of explosives.