FLOW-3D CAST consists of a full flow and thermal solution for both the cast alloy and the die or mold, providing detailed insights into the flow characteristics of a simulated casting. The result? Optimized simulated designs reduce development time for physical design iterations, speed up time to market and increase yield. FLOW-3D CAST enables modelers to save unnecessary development costs when deploying new casting processes or alloys.
Combining an intuitive, progressive user interface, FLOW-3D CAST guides modelers through successful project setup delivering accurate predictions of filling and solidification-related defects. Available in BASIC, EXTENDED and ADVANCED packages to ensure modelers use the product best matched with their project requirements.
High Performance Computing: In-House and on the Cloud
Need the highest performance? Faced with massive simulations? Overcoming runtime challenges? FLOW-3D CAST seamlessly transitionS from desktop workstation solutions to high performance on-demand cloud computing and cluster solutions to cater to the industry’s most demanding simulations.
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Metal casting applications are some of the most challenging simulations to run accurately. The complexity and range of the physics involved, the modern challenges of thin-walled castings, and ever increasing sophistication in foundry equipment deploy the full range of FLOW-3D CAST’s solver versatility and power. FLOW-3D CAST is designed to help engineers navigate through the simulation steps in a simple, logical sequence that closely follows key processes. Sand casting, LPDC, HPDC, lost foam, centrifugal and permanent die all have their own dedicated modeling workflows within the FLOW-3D CAST user interface.
FLOW-3D CAST’s highly accurate flow and solidification results capture critical casting defects including surface oxides, entrained air, macro- and micro-porosity. Other unique modeling capabilities include thermal die cycling with the ability to model robotic spray cooling and lubrication, shot sleeve flow profile, squeeze pins and thermal stresses.
Customer Case Studies
Identifying defects in metal castings, designing parts with new materials for lighter and stronger cast parts or doing iterative design work to come up with an optimal design are some of the ways that our customers use our software to help them meet the requirements of their jobs and save money for their organizations by reducing scrap rate, shortening time to market and staying ahead of the competition.
The more you can do on a computer ahead of time, the better. It all comes down to saving time.
– Elizabeth Ryder of Graham-White Manufacturing Co.