Introduction to ProCAST


The aim of the training is to give a detailed introduction to foundry simulation. The participants will learn all necessary features and functions for an efficient work with ProCAST in Visual-Environment. This is done on the basis of practical examples for different foundry processes, such as high pressure die casting (HPDC), low pressure gravity die casting (LPDC), gravity casting (GC) and investment casting (IC). The selection of casting processes covered during the training will be adapted to the group of participants. After completion of the training, direct entry into the application is possible even without previous FEM experience.


New ProCAST users, casting engineers involved in the mold design process and optimization


Get started with ProCAST, the leading Finite Element solution for casting process simulation, including mold filling, solidification, microstructure and thermo-mechanical simulations.


Basic knowledge of the casting process


  • Introduction to the Visual-Environment user interface
  • CAD data import and meshing in Visual-Mesh
  • Definition of casting process parameters in Visual-Cast
  • Execution of simulations with the solver ProCAST integrated in Visual-Cast
  • Evaluation of simulation results in Visual-Viewer (Cast)
  • Practical examples for the implementation of different foundry processes

According to customer demand, the following process modeling may be discussed:

  • High pressure die casting (including shot piston)
  • Low pressure die casting
  • Gravity casting
  • Permanent mold casting
  • Investment casting; Radiation
  • Stress calculations
  • Semi-solid models
  • Lost Foam modeling
  • Tilt casting
  • Centrifugal casting
  • Microstructures
  • Continuous and DC casting
  • Core Blowing Process
4-5 days (see local schedule for details)
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