The use of simulation techniques helps significantly to improve communication between the design engineer and casting technician. The transparency of the casting process achieved by simulation of the filling and solidification phases makes it possible to suitably influence the future castings as early as the design and planning stages. The resulting advantages are, manifestly:
Shorter delivery time for prototype and serially produced product
Conformance to / improvement of the required quality
Cost saving for the customer and for the foundry through optimised casting technique
Reduced rejection rate
Our very extensive range of materials necessitates exact specifications for the heat treatment of the castings. In this regard, too, we use simulation programmes as support. Based on the steel analyses available in each case, we are able to determine the microstructural constituents and transformation points and, consequently, the strength and hardness levels of materials in advance.
CAD data are also utilised for patternmaking and for machining operations on CNC centres. They represent, therefore, a key addition to classic job documentation.