Predictable Core Production

Sand core quality and profitability are driven by the core box design, the productivity of the process, reproducible manufacturing conditions for core shooting/blowing and curing, and the resulting core properties.

MAGMA C+M is capable of autonomously establishing robust process conditions and optimized solutions for sand core production including the shooting, gassing and curing of organic and inorganic binders for cold and heated core boxes. The integrated tools to statistically set up virtual Designs of Experiments and automatically assess results support toolmakers and coremakers in determining optimal design and process conditions, for example regarding:

  • Robust lay-outs and reduced core box wear through optimized blow tube and vent configurations
  • Proven set-up of core box thermal control, determination of required curing times
  • Practice-oriented determination of robust process parameters for reproducible core shooting and gassing
  • Reduction of binder content and amine consumption
  • Avoiding extensive trials and core box modifications on the shop floor


MAGMA C+M’s unique integrated methodology of virtual experimentation and autonomous optimization lets the software automatically run through various core box design and parameter combinations. MAGMA C+M helps identify a set of process conditions best meeting the specified requirements. This is done quickly and comprehensively, matching different objectives considering all driving forces decisive for core quality.

This makes MAGMA C+M key for toolmakers and coremakers to lay out optimal core designs, achieve reliable production processes, minimize quality risks, determine stable process windows and realize the full potential of the core material and production process without economic risks.

Customer Testimonial:

“LaempeReich Corporation continues to extend the value of using MAGMASOFT® C+M to our prospects and customers every day. The ability to simulate and visualize the core shooting and curing results quickly translates to more synchronous start-ups of new jobs and the ability to maximize the utilization of their core capacity. Additionally, we frequently use MAGMASOFT® C+M to reverse engineer existing defects in troublesome jobs, evaluating the root cause of these, and quickly providing the solutions to these through the use of this powerful tool”
David Reich

Autonomous Engineering - Redefining the CORE of the Foundry

Core production is an area in the metal casting industry where, to this day, experts have to solve problems based on their experience and expertise. A two-day workshop was developed by MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc., Laempe Reich Corporation, and Anderson Global. In this interactive workshop, attendees had the opportunity to discuss various technical challenges of core making like; shooting, curing, tool design, vent types/locations, nozzle/blow tube strategies and cavity layout. Download the PDF for the full story.

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