The panel discussion at the 10th VDI Symposium "Casting Technology in Engine Construction" took place according to the theme "Strategic Challenges of the Foundry Industry through Shifts in Value Chains in the Mobility Sector".
MAGMA shows examples of developing the optimal gating and riser layout in combination with requiring the least amount of time and cost using the optimization tools of the casting process simulation software.
The case study of a wheel carrier shows that simulation as a design tool offers the potential to establish fast, flexible and cost-effective processes in product development. Thus, the casting industry could change significantly through the use of simulation.
The Application Builder available in COMSOL Multiphysics® is being used in universities worldwide to introduce students to multiphysics software solutions that better prepare them for the workforce. This offers considerable opportunities for the casting industry.
With Magmasoft 5.4 Magma supports the optimization of the casting quality for all process steps, from the dosing of the melt in the shot chamber, the shot profile, the spraying process to the heat balance of the tool.
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.
Eureka Metallurgy Europe Cluster has appointed Ole Köser, Head of the Center of Excellence for Casting and Metallurgy at ESI Group, as its new Chairman. He succeeds David John Jarvis, who left the cluster earlier this year.