Tilt Pour Casting
Tilt pour casting colored
In tilt pour casting, the metal is poured into a holding cup while the mold is in its horizontal position. Then, with a preset cycle time, the casting machine raises to a vertical position, allowing the metal to enter the die cavity at a slow, continuous pour rate. The tilt-pour method is a good choice for general casting purposes because of its feed/gate flexibility which allows for a wide variety of casting shapes.
The figure above shows the flow of metal (red is hot) into a thin-walled mold. FLOW-3D Cast's non-inertial reference frame motion model was used to prescribe the motion of the mold (a variable rotation in this case).
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Simulation of casting a fan tilt pour casting. Courtesy Simtech Systems.
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