The following examples demonstrate how our customers successfully exploit MAGMASOFT® in order to realize better casting quality, cost savings or reduction of development times.
Before start of production, many real castings are required for testing under realistic conditions. As with many of these prototype castings, the aluminum steering knuckle shown here was produced as a sand casting. The failure of the prototype casting in a test run would lead to design changes: heavier cross-sections to better withstand the load.read more
Using knowledge about thermally induced casting stresses in design and manufacturing is gaining acceptance in industry. These stresses are the root cause of many quality issues in castings, such as distortion, cracking, or reduced lifetime during operation.read more
The productivity of the casting of a cover was to be improved. Originally, the part was produced using a single cavity die and fulfilled all quality requirements. To increase productivity, a change to a twocavity die was wanted, without making any compromises regarding casting quality.read more
Through the production of complex, thin-walled structural castings in light alloys, the foundry industry has been in a position to substitute castings for components that were classically sheet metal fabrications. These structural parts are characterized, in addition to their geometric complexity, by the requirements on strength and ductility they must fulfill.read more
A throttle body produced on a dual-cavity die showed large porosities in a boss but “only“ in half of the castings. The size and color of the defects led to the conclusion that this was caused by die lube trapped on the bottom of the boss of one of the two cavities.read more