Low Pressure Sand Casting Workspace Highlights
- Integration of sand properties including permeability, core gas and moisture content
- Full process modeling includes void, venting and back-pressure effects
- Advanced dynamics include post-fill solidification tilt motion
The Low Pressure Sand Casting (LPSC) Workspace provides an easy-to-use tool for simulating all the processes commonly used in the foundry. With the new LPSC Workspace, users have the tools they need to model and optimize their process parameters. Filters can be inserted into the bottom fill sprues to further control the fill patterns and eliminate impurities in the melt. FLOW-3D CAST provides ceramic filters for modeling their impact on the flow during filling. The LPSC Workspace provides exothermic riser assemblies and insulating sleeves to address shrinkage and porosity in the solidifying casting. Using FLOW-3D CAST’s roto-tilt feature, the mold can be flipped upside down prior to solidification so that the filling sprues can act as risers. This approach can eliminate the need for additional risering if the filling sprues are appropriately designed.