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Tilt Pour Casting Workspace Highlights

    • Advanced die motion control
    • State-of-the-art die thermal management, dynamic cooling channels, spray cooling, thermal cycling
    • Advanced flow solutions deliver accurate gas entrapment porosity

Workspace Overview

The Tilt Pour Casting Workspace is an intuitive modeling environment designed to help engineers successfully model tilt pour casting applications with FLOW-3D CAST. The workspace includes process-specific die and material types, where rotational motions are easily defined in order to match exact machine capabilities. Venting and backpressure are included in the fill analysis for a complete analysis of air entrapment defects, while thermal die cycling and state-of-the-art solidification models are seamlessly connected to the fill through the workspace’s sub-process architecture. The Tilt Pour Casting Workspace provides a complete and accurate solution for all aspects of the simulation in a simple yet versatile modeling environment.


In this FLOW-3D CAST simulation of an 8-cavity tilt pour casting, A356 aluminum is poured at 738 C by rotating the mold from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation over 18 seconds. The H13 steel mold is thermally prepared by simulating 5 cycles of fill/solidify/spray cooling using FLOW-3D CAST’s thermal die cycling model.

Processes modeled

  • Tilt pour
  • Reverse tilt pour

Flexible Meshing

  • FAVOR™ simple mesh generation tool
  • Multi-block meshing
  • Conforming meshing

Die thermal managment

  • Thermal die cycling
  • Heat saturation
  • Full heat transfer modeling

Advanced solidification

  • Porosity prediction
  • Shrinkage
  • Hot spots identification
  • Thermal modulus
  • Mechanical property prediction

Sand Cores

  • Core gas evolution
  • Material definitions for core properties

Mold Motion Control

  • Six axes of rotation
  • Tabular input for rotational velocities

Defect prediction

  • Macro and micro porosity
  • Gas porosity
  • Early solidification
  • Oxide formation
  • Surface defect analysis

Dynamic simulation control

  • Event probe-based triggers for motion control

Complete analysis package

  • Animations with multi-viewports - 3D, 2D, history plots, volume rendering
  • Porosity analysis tool
  • Side-by-side simulation results comparison
  • Sensors for measuring melt temperature, solid fraction
  • Particle tracers
  • Batch post-processing
  • Report generation

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