MAGMASOFT® is applied routinely along with the company’s decades of experience to explore all possible methoding options. On these large castings the use of MAGMASOFT® ensures that the desired casting quality is met within the many limitations imposed by the practicalities of the moulding, feeder head removal, lifting, heat treatment, handling and transportation.
Once Sheffield Forgemasters had made the castings, sound on time and to the customer’s technical and commercial requirements and SMS Meer constructed the mammoth 35,500 tonne screw press, the end user Böhler steel can now efficiently forge larger parts than ever. This casting was the first and has paved the way for several follow on contracts for similar sized components. Making such unique castings is always going to be a challenge, but if they are right first time, then big is most definitely beautiful.