Casting process simulation pursues different goals: it ensures the quality of a cast part, sets up robust processes or identifies and eliminates sources of defects. The main strength of simulations is their ability to create transparency by providing insight into the casting process.
The highlights of the 20th Solidworks World in Los Angeles were - Marketplace - a new platform for engineers that enables Solidworks users to connect directly with suppliers and manufacturers. HP presented a new 3D printer and many companies announced the launch of various new products.
In the newly opened 3D printing laboratory for metal and structural materials at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics (Ernst-Mach-Institut EMI), researchers have examined the resource-efficiency of the manufacturing process of additively manufactured aluminium light-weight components.
The companies Materialise and Simufact Engineering have announced an OEM license agreement. Through this collaboration, users of Materialise Magics will be able to better manage the preparation process of their construction processes by using Simufact simulation within their familiar data preparation environment.