MAGMASOFT® is the comprehensive and effective optimization tool for improving metalcasting quality, optimizing process conditions and reducing production costs. Consequently utilizing the methodology of virtual Design of Experiments and Autonomous Optimization, robust process parameters and optimized casting layouts can be established for all cast materials and processes including heat treatment and melt metallurgy – efficiently and comprehensively at the same time.
By means of Autonomous Engineering, simulations with MAGMASOFT® can be used in an automated virtual test plan to pursue different quality and cost objectives simultaneously. Broad knowledge and tangible hands-on instructions/measures are generated considering design and process conditions for mold filling, solidification and cooling. The range of results comprises residual stresses and distortion, microstructure formation and local properties.
A modular software design covers the complete process chain of cast components. The software can be applied for optimized process robustness and part quality from conceptual to final component design, during the tooling layout and prototyping, all the way through to the production and heat treatment processes.
MAGMASOFT® offers the following main benefits:
MAGMASOFT® standard has a modular structure and contains the following functionalities for a comprehensive simulation:
MAGMASOFT® is modularly expandable
MAGMASOFT® can easily be linked to additional modules for specific processes, materials or quality aspects.
MAGMAiron, MAGMAsteel, MAGMAnonferrous
Material-specific modules allow the prediction of microstructures and properties and consider alloys and metallurgy.
MAGMAhpdc, MAGMAlpdc, MAGMApermanent mold, MAGMAwheel, MAGMAinvestment casting
Process modules allow the consideration of specific process requirements and to control the manufacturing process.
MAGMAc+m (core and mold), MAGMAdielife
Products and functionalities for the prediction of core shooting, gassing, and purging and the assessment of die life aid in making the best use of available knowledge.
MAGMA HT thermal, MAGMAstress, MAGMAlink, MAGMAdielife
Modules for simulating stresses of the component after casting, heat treatment, or machining and the exchange of information based on simulation results, assures the design of cast parts for their performance.
MAGMASOFT® is available for all suitable current operating systems such as Linux and Windows 7 and 10. MAGMASOFT® can be used on dual or multi-processor computers or massively parallel on cluster computers.
Simulation Evolves to Autonomous Optimization
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.