FLOW-3D CAST provides a complete flow and thermal solution for a wide range of metal casting processes. The simulations provide detailed insights into filling and solidification of the cast part while tracking various defects like different types of porosity, surface oxides, entrained air and collapsed bubbles, thermal stresses and deformations and more. Metal casters can also analyze the mold or die thermal profiles and other properties like gassing of cores with FLOW-3D CAST. Optimized simulated designs reduce development time on the plant floor, speed up time to market and increase yield. FLOW-3D CAST enables modelers to save on design and development costs when deploying new casting processes or alloys.

Combining an intuitive and progressive user interface, FLOW-3D CAST guides modelers through successful projects delivering accurate predictions of filling and solidification defects. Available in Suites for sand casting, permanent mold casting, and high pressure die casting, modelers can use the Suite that best matches their process requirements. Learn more about which Suite is right for you >

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Streamlined Workflows

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‘s 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.