See some of the most relevant publications about MAGMA applications and developments especially in the area of die casting.
Structural aluminum parts used in the automotive industry are widely produced by the High Pressure Die Casting process, HPDC. The process is mainly used because of the high production rate and the possibility to manufacture complex parts with high requirements to shape and tolerances. Due to microstructural requirements and mechanical performance of the aluminum parts, the HPDC process is in many cases followed by a sequence of heat treatment steps, which govern the final properties of the parts before assembling into larger structures.read more
Today’s requirements on the development of a casting and the corresponding metal casting process demand methodologies and tools which allow a maximization of process robustness and profitability at the earliest possible point in time. Opposed to real-world trials, autonomous optimization using simulation tools provides significantly more flexibility.read more
Foundries are “world champions“ in effectively recycling their materials. More than 90% of all cast parts are made from re-melted scrap metal. But it doesn’t stop with the metal: molding materials (sand) and water are efficiently re-used, leading to almost no waste.read more
1.0 Introduction: Innovations and modifications in the techniques of high pressure die casting or tooling are forced by trends in part design, part load as well as by costs and times for development and manufacturing processes. All current trends require continuous improvement in planning of part performance and production processes. The quality of parts and the efficiency of development and manufacturing processes are primarily depending on the quality and accuracy of the planning process.read more
Due to the multitude of factors affecting the quality of castings and the complex interactions of physics, metallurgy and casting geometry, empirical knowledge was the principal resource on which "optimized manufacturing engineering" relied. Foundry simulation can quantify experience and therefore only test a "state", whereas the conclusions from the calculations and improvements require the hands of an expert.read more