FLOW-3D Cast has a complete suite of tools for modeling solidification and pinpointing areas of excessive shrinkage or porosity, allowing you to determine placement of risers to assure such defects are alleviated. There are a wide range of defects associated with solidification, including segregation, thermally-induced stresses, and micro and macro porosity. An important first step to obtaining correct solidification analysis is accurate filling. An accurate fill captures the correct thermal profile, which is an initial condition for solidification modeling. FLOW-3D Cast can detect many solidification-related defects enabling foundries to design casting parts more quickly and reduce scrap rate.