A new and computationally efficient radiation model can be used to consider different radiation conditions and shadowing effects in the heat transfer for investment and ingot casting processes.
For all sand casting processes, an improved transport model for water in the molding sand was integrated. This allows a more exact consideration of cooling requirements especially for the green sand. The user can now access extended data in the FOSECO Pro Module, as well as the new riser databases of ASK Chemicals and Chemex.
The stress module MAGMAstress is designed to identify thermally induced stresses in castings and permanent molds for all process steps, including heat treatment and machining, in order to predict crack problems and distortion. Creep effects in the cast material during cooling and heat treatment are considered. Improvements in the measurement perspective allow an easier comparison of predicted and measured distortion. Supporting new file formats and bringing numerous other improvements, MAGMAlink is now completely integrated into MAGMA5.
MAGMA C+M - Transparency in Core Production
In the new MAGMA C+M version, numerous options to predict and optimize core production processes are now available. MAGMA C+M allows simulation of core shooting, gassing and hardening of organic and inorganic cores. For the optimized layout of core boxes and production processes, MAGMA C+M makes new criteria available to evaluate both the core shooting and gassing processes, and to predict core box wear. In addition, air and sand flows are now visualized effectively by means of tracer particles.