Practice-oriented user presentations were an important part of both days. They revealed how foundries improve casting quality and identify critical design conditions, while demonstrating how simulation is employed for smaller light metal castings up to 660 ton steel castings. Additionally, research experts showcased extracts from their work, involving product and process developments supported by simulation.
With regard to the upcoming release MAGMA5 Rel. 5.3, the users enjoyed a play put on by MAGMA’s technical experts as an introduction to virtual optimization and the main features of the new software release. The four actors portrayed a common situation in a foundry, where casting defects led to the danger of not meeting customer specifications and missing the delivery date. They demonstrated how virtual experimentation using MAGMA5 Rel. 5.3 helps to find the best casting design to meet customer specifications and at the same time provides further benefits to the different departments in the foundry (e.g. engineering, quality management, production).