The quality and profitability of non-ferrous castings are driven by the tooling design, the gating and risering layout, the thermal control of the die and reproducible manufacturing conditions for metal treatment and alloy chemistry.
MAGMASOFT®, with the latest version MAGMA5 and its related modules, are capable of autonomously establishing robust process conditions and optimized solutions for non-ferrous sand, permanent mold and low pressure die castings regarding cast part geometry, mold and die layout, thermal control and process parameters. The integrated tools to statistically set up virtual Designs of Experiments and automatically assess results support the die caster in determining optimal design and process conditions, for example regarding:
MAGMASOFT®’s unique integrated methodology of virtual experimentation and autonomous optimization lets the software automatically run through various non-ferrous casting design and parameter combinations. MAGMASOFT® helps identify a set of process conditions best meeting the specified requirements. This is done quickly and comprehensively, matching different objectives considering all the driving forces decisive for non-ferrous casting quality.
�This makes MAGMASOFT® key for part designers, pattern and tool makers, and metal casters to layout optimal cast component designs, implement reliable production processes, minimize quality risks, set up reliable process windows and realize the full potential of non-ferrous cast materials.
Methodical Assessment of Different Casting Layouts
At ZI in Bergzabern, Germany, the new virtual experimentation capabilities in MAGMA5 were recently used to make a successful comparison of different production alternatives for a gear housing.