QuikCAST and ProCAST Software Benefits
- Quality improvement
- Optimization and saving in the design
- Improvement of production
- Enhanced precision
- Flexibility of use
- Reduction of calculation times
- Reduction of production rejects
- Saves money
Core Blowing: What it is
The core blowing process is carried out using core blowing machines which, in a few instants, fill and compact the core casing through the injection of sand that blends with compressed air and binders. All the phases of the process are simulated: mould temperature control (for hot processes), blowing and gassing/curing.
Core Blowing Simulation: How it works
Blowing and gassing of cores in cold box, hot box and inorganic, Cordis, Inotec, Awb. Complete simulation of filling and of the thermal core casting.
The production of cores has traditionally always suffered from defects resulting from improper compacting of the sand, of low strength and poor surface finishes, resulting in a long and expensive development of trials and errors aimed at finding more appropriate process parameters. These typical basic defects are also responsible for the majority of the reject rates of the foundry sector. With the availability of numerical simulation solutions, the main process parameters can be optimized and reliable, allowing the effective cost and quality to be reached.
The core blowing module of the ProCAST simulation software predicts blowing and gassing defects, including incomplete filling, low compacting and little hardened areas; it is capable of predicting the behaviour of the sand and of the gas flow during the gassing stages when creating the core. ProCAST is a winning product that demonstrates that numerical simulation can be a convenient alternative to the long trial and error development procedures.
QuikCAST and ProCAST software has an innovative and easy-to-use graphical interface. It guides the user step-by-step in importing geometries, selecting materials and setting process parameters. These tasks require little effort by personnel. The following phase is calculation of the simulation, displaying how the piece is coming along while the software is computing. The standard 6, 8 and 12 core workstations are computers that reduce waiting times by a few hours for a complete simulation.
Results on hand, the core blowing simulation software automatically shows defects and problems that the core could produce in the department.
QuikCAST and ProCAST software is designed to operate on desktop PCs or workstations.
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The software can provide the elongation % map
ULTIMATE TENSILE STRENGTH
The simulator provides the map of the Ultimate Tensile Strength of the Component “As Cast” and after Heat Treatment
The simulator provides the map of the Yield Stress of the Unfinished Component and after Heat Treatment
The simulation can indicate the Hardness that can be obtained and its profile through its thickness
The casting simulator shows the map of the SDAS (Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing), a useful indicator of component performance