Aallied was placed into an intense scenario involving high profile customers, which meant that their only option was to design a way to success. Using all the advanced tools at their disposal, including MAGMASOFT®, combined with their collective knowledge and experience, the Aallied team had the confidence and the capabilities necessary to charge forward without reservation. This was one of the key factors why this project was such a success.
The Aallied team has been using MAGMASOFT® for 16 years, and they utilize this engineering tool on every project they undertake. By working together within their multidisciplinary team, they are able to consider all of the parameters that are used in the real world, allowing them to have the utmost confidence that their results are as close to optimal as possible.
After the die arrived at Aallied Die Casting, they analyzed the runner and gating system using MAGMASOFT®. The simulation results immediately showed numerous trapped air pockets during the filling of the casting (Figure 1). The Aallied team went to work optimizing the gating and runner design, to reduce the entrapped air pockets and achieve a more uniform flow front. With small changes to the runner and gating system, the team was successful in reducing the trapped air indicated in the MAGMASOFT® simulation (Figure 2).