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Centrifugal Casting

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Centrifugal Casting: What it is

Centrifugal casting is a melting process of metals in which liquid metal, cast into a metal or refractory form spinning around, binds to the walls of the form itself thanks to the centrifugal force developed and is cooled at high speed until it quickly solidifies.
This type of process produces hollow castings, typically axisymmetric, without the use of cores: appropriately dispensing the molten metal achieves the effect that the produced piece remains hollow along the rotation axis of the shell/form. The centrifugal casting process is used to produce pipes, medical components or jewellery.

Vertical centrifugal casting simulation

Centrifugal Casting Simulation: How it works

The ProCAST simulation software allows the centrifugal forces and Coriolis to be taken into consideration to model vertical and horizontal centrifugal castings, including the effect of these forces on the expected porosity. During the simulation process, a modelled mould spins at high speed around its vertical or horizontal axis, while the metal is being poured. The fluid dynamic equations are resolved in a reference system at relative speed (rotating).

ProCAST is the most advanced centrifugal casting simulation software. It offers a complete suite of modules and foundry tools to meet all of today’s industrial requirements. Based on the powerful finite element technology (FEM), ProCAST allows performing predictive evaluations of the entire process of the casting, including filling and solidification defects, mechanical properties and the complex distortion of the part. It allows you to quickly view the effects of design modifications and provides a basis for a correct decision-making process, from the initial production stages. ProCAST can model all casting processes of all pourable alloys, and also addresses other important production processes of the foundry.

QuikCAST Light and QuikCAST are a quick and efficient solution to assess the complete process. QuikCAST Light and QuikCAST have been designed to help the user cut costs and reduce time to market. They can be used in an initial stage to develop the mould and the process and to assess the quality of the molten piece.

For the purchase, hire or a DEMO of the software or if you want to take advantage of a simulation service specially-made by our technical department, write or call us at +39 030 3365383

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