From the initial casting to metal solidification, foundry professionals must optimize the production of their parts, slabs or ingots and avoid defects that may appear during the process.
In extremely competitive and ever-changing markets, simulation is now an essential step in the development cycle of high-value cast parts.
What are your issues? How can simulation help you?
To quickly and precisely analyze your manufacturing process from the initial casting until the end of solidification.
To produce high quality components and reduce the prototyping phase.
To understand phase transformations that can occur during solidification and thus, determine the transformation areas appear during casting.
Simulation helps improve your competitiveness and optimize overall process efficiency. Indeed, you minimize the costs associated with material losses in the high and low zones of the ingots.
You can save prototyping times: THERCAST® models dynamic air gaps associated with solidification shrinkage.
Detect defects such as shrinkage, distribution of inclusions, porosities, cracks and hot tearings, allows you to improve the quality of your ingots.
Suitable for a wide range of ingot cross-sections or masses, THERCAST® simulates ingot bottom or top pouring. The software incorporates a casting filter module and considers all technological factors such as the presence of refractory materials or coating.
THERCAST® also models turbulent flows and manages all interactions between the metal and the wall of the ingot mold, the slag and the mold flux.
For bottom pouring, THERCAST® validates the geometry and dimensions of the feeding system.
THERCAST® takes into account the elements surrounding the process such as exothermic powder and highlights its impact on the slowing of solidification at the top of the ingot.
Thanks to part- and mold-coupled thermo-mechanical resolution, the software can also anticipate, mold deformation and breakage.
And many more
To contribute to weight lightening of automotive parts made of aluminium alloys, our software integrates a foundry process modeling solution that meets the needs of the largest players in the automotive market, known for their performance requirements.
Thanks to a faithful representation of continuous casting machines configuration, THERCAST® offers a unique and precise solution to meet the challenges associated with profile manufacturing.
With its module devoted to ingot casting, THERCAST® software is the favored partner of steelmakers seeking to optimize their ingot manufacturing processes.
Validate the sizing of a new ingot format.
A 10-ton ingot sizing validation process was implemented and digitally certified before ingot manufacturing using THERCAST® software.
"Thanks to the THERCAST® software, we were able to confidently propose to the steelworks teams a new ingot geometry. The characterizations that were made on the product validated these forecasts."