A Powerful Simulation Software for the Casting Industry
FLOW-3D Cast from Flow Science is a casting simulation software designed specifically for creating, running and post-processing casting processes. With FLOW-3D Cast, metalcasters can:
- Simulate castings easier than ever while using the same powerful solver engine in FLOW-3D.
- Predict filling and solidification in order to capture important casting defects.
- Solve quality and productivity issues in less time and with lower costs by evaluating alternative concepts before die steel is cut or molds are modified.
- Model virtually all casting processes and predict design problems, including tracking of surface oxides, air entrainment, shrinkage porosity, micro-porosity, and cavitation erosion.
HPDC Validation Showing Air Entrapment Defects
This customer validation courtesy of Antrametal shows a comparison of simulation to experimental results using FLOW-3D's Air Entrapment model. It is an HPDC casting of a front cover to an electric motor for a washing machine. The air-related defects are shown qualitatively in the coloring of the image. Physical air pockets captured by other numerical capabilities within FLOW-3D are also clearly represented.