PT Kayaba in Indonesia optimized the gating system of a front fork component with MAGMASOFT®. Using simulation, it was possible to increase the yield, reduce the scrape rate, shorten the cycle time and also improve the mechanical properties, which all led to cost savings.
PT Kayaba produces aluminum gravity die cast components for the automotive sector such as shock absorbers, front forks, oil cushion units, and stay dampers. The primary focus is on the local automotive market in Indonesia, but an increasing portion of the production is being exported to customers in South East Asia and Japan.
Since 2002 PT Kayaba has been using MAGMASOFT® to optimize and support all their casting projects and processes. The following example illustrates the optimization of the filling process of a front fork component - an aluminum outer tube of a front shock absorber for a motorcycle manufactured using a gravity die casting process.