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Technical papers


Porosity in high performance castings can reduce mechanical properties and consequently degrade both component life and durability. Automotive Market increasingly requests High Performance Castings with high...

Die Casting, HPDC, part design, die design, casting development loop, digital tuning, die cycling, simulation, Porosity, Workflow, Macros, Automatization, Renault, ESI
Casting

It can be an interesting journey when a foundry moves from quite conventional process design methods to one based on virtual prototyping technology, i.e. computational or virtual casting. Specific examples are...

Casting

State of the art computer aided coupled multiphysics simulation tools can be advantageous in the understanding and design of industrial processes. This paper presents such a tool for electric steelmaking,...

STEELMAKING, CASTING, METALLURGY, INDUCTION HEATING, MAGNETIC STIRRING, SURFACE HARDENING, FINITE ELEMENTS, EDGE ELEMENTS, COUPLED MULTIPHYSICS, COMPUTER SIMULATION
Casting, CFD

Hydrogen has been and always will be a source of various problems within steel production because of its generally detrimental effects on processing characteristics and service performance of steel products.

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Hydrogen Flakes, Microstructure, Casting Simulation, Forging Simulation, Heat Treatment Simulation
Casting

Continuous casting technology is currently the primary method in production of steel billets and slabs. The primary and secondary cooling must ensure the continuous casting of steel without strand breakouts and other...

Steel, continuous casting, numerical modelling, metallurgical length, hot tears
Casting

OEM and automotive market is driven foundry suppliers to high performance castings: high structural integrity, high mechanical properties, welding and heat treatment. These requirements are typically obtain with...

HPDC, CASTING SIMULATION SOFTWARE, VACUUM DIE CASTING, DCM, MACHINE
Casting

Microporosity in high performance aerospace castings can reduce mechanical properties and consequently degrade both component life and durability. Therefore, casting engineers must be able to both predict and reduce...

Casting

One important process step in Magnesium HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) is the ejection of part from the mold. Due to solidification and cooling down the part shrinks onto the mold. To overcome the strong forces...

Casting

The control of grain structure, which develops during solidification processes in investment casting of nozzle guide vanes (NGVs), is a key issue for optimization of their mechanical properties. The main objective of...

Ni-based superalloys, investment casting, nozzle guide vanes, modelling, cellular automata - finite element (CAFE) module, grain structure
Casting

Investment casting is the only commercially used technique for fabrication of nozzle guide vanes (NGVs), which are one of the most important structural parts of gas turbines. Manufacturing of NGVs has always been a...

Ni-based superalloys, investment casting, nozzle guide vanes, thermal model, thermal history, porosity
Casting

In the current competitive environment, the capability to produce high quality die casting components whilst reducing production cost and development times is a challenge the foundry industry must face up to. Whether...

Casting

Due to high thermal loads subjected on the mold during casting process, cracks appear after a limited number of casting cycles. This article provides an overview of influence factors, as well as measures to increase...

ingot casting, casting simulation, stress simulation, residual stress, micro-structure, mold failure, cracks
Casting

Simulation is an important tool in the different phases during development. It is used in the early, purely virtual development phase as well as in later production and final test phases, respectively, to analyse and...

Casting

The aim of this study is to evaluate, through FEM software simulation, the quality and properties that can be achieved on a forged component, taking into account results of casting process used to produce ingot . In...

Ingot Casting Simulation, Forging Simulation, Software, DEFORM, ProCAST
Casting