The stress module MAGMAstress is designed to identify thermally induced stresses in castings and permanent molds for all process steps, including heat treatment and machining, in order to predict crack problems and distortion. The simulated distortion results can be evaluated similar to using a coordinate measuring machine and can be directly compared with real measurements. Creep effects in the cast material during cooling and heat treatment are considered. MAGMAdielife allows evaluating the die life of permanent molds.
Transparency in Core Production
In the new MAGMA C+M version, numerous options to predict and optimize core production processes are now available. MAGMA C+M allows simulating core shooting, gassing and hardening of organic and inorganic cores. For the optimized layout of core boxes and production processes, new criteria are available in MAGMA C+M to evaluate both the core shooting and gassing processes, and to predict core box wear. In addition, air and sand flows are now visualized effectively by means of tracer particles.
Communication Is the Key to Success
At GIFA, MAGMA will present entirely new and innovative solutions to ensure the exchange of information generated by simulation and optimization results within foundries as well as with both casting designers and casting consumers. Thereby, MAGMA5 results are quickly and easily available to all involved, anywhere within a company and at any time.
Optimized High Pressure Die Casting and Continuous Casting Processes
New developments in MAGMA5 allow for the efficient layout and optimization of the entire high pressure die casting process. All essential process steps, from the filling of the shot chamber, to the shot curve and die tempering, to the spraying program may not only be considered, but also optimized systematically.
Based on long-term cooperation with industry partners, the program MAGMAcont for the simulation of continuous casting processes will be fully integrated into MAGMA5 and may be used for aluminum, copper and steel alloys. MAGMAcont makes use of all capabilities for virtual experimentation and optimization available in the software.
MAGMAacademy - Knowledge Creates Added Value!
At the exhibition, the opportunities for further education on offer at MAGMA for foundrymen, casting designers and casting consumers will be presented in detail. In addition to product training courses and workshops for users, the MAGMAacademy also offers special seminars aimed at experts and decision-makers who wish to profit from simulation results. Besides basic information about cast alloy related or process-specific topics, the seminars also provide methodological support for the use and implementation of simulation results for the design of castings and dies as well as for process optimization.
MAGMA – Very Involved
At the accompanying NEWCAST Forum, MAGMA will give a presentation on “Robust casting design by means of virtual experimentation with casting process simulation as a cornerstone to innovative development processes”, and at the METEC trade fair, which takes place in parallel to GIFA, on “Automatic virtual optimization of ingot casting and continuous casting processes”.
At GIFA, MAGMA also supports the initiative “Youth-Technology-Future” (“Jugend-Technik-Zukunft“) both with a specific stand and within the student foundry. At both locations, the attractiveness of working as a professional or specialist in the metal casting industry will be illustrated to students and apprentices in an entertaining and interactive manner.