Defects that still occurred resulted from deficiencies in the process. PLP Indonesia measured the temperature in the furnace before they started pouring. With the new set-up, the distance between the furnace and the mold increased, leading to a significant, uncontrolled temperature drop of the melt before the start of casting. This led to fluctuations in the process and was the reason for the previously mentioned still occurring casting defects. Using MAGMASOFT® not only allowed analyzing these process fluctuations but also identified them as the root cause of the occurring casting defects.
In the future, PLP Indonesia will consider these process fluctuations at an early stage for laying out new casting designs and casting processes, to thus identify critical process conditions as well as the main causes of potential casting defects.
All in all, useful experience that will be remembered when analyzing further castings. Having reached the desired goal for the “Clamp Base” component, the journey for PLP Indonesia with MAGMASOFT® is still far from over. The next project is already in the pipeline.