Investment Casting Workspace Highlights
- Full process modeling for investment casting processes
- Streamlined shell creation from casting pattern
- Advanced radiation model captures full radiative heat transfer between shell surfaces
- Advanced motion controls include Bridgman, ladle and spin dynamics
Workspace OverviewThe Investment Casting Workspace provides investment casters with an easy-to-use tool for simulating all aspects of investment casting, including shell generation, filling, solidification (with either static or moving Bridgman shell molds), and cooling. A shell mold creation tool is provided for quick and reliable shell geometry creation, while radiation and view factor models accurately capture radiative heat transfer between different parts of the shell. For directional solidification, a moving oven with a hot upper section separated from a cooler lower section captures the Bridgman process. Melt surface evolution as well as mold motion, filling detail and solidification patterns are readily assessed through intuitive post-processing tools, allowing for process modifications to be implemented with confidence.
Investment Casting Playlist
This FLOW-3D CAST filling simulation of an investment casting is used to assess the oxide formation, air entrainment, and heat transfer to the shell.