This is the second of two episodes where the casting cost of a vertically parted ductile iron casting was calculated and analyzed. This second example is a cored casting where the core was simulated with MAGMA C+M and the manufacturing cost for different core box venting configurations was calculated. Once the cheapest venting configuration was identified, 720 different gating configurations were considered for the filling and solidification of the two cavity mold. Autonomous Optimization was used to quickly determine an optimum design but with many different risering scenarios, the shrinkage in the casting changes as well. Since the casting cost was calculated for each simulated gating design, the casting costs were plotted against the amount of shrinkage in the casting and the price of reducing shrinkage in the casting was realized.
PLEASE NOTE: Although this is part 2 of 2, each of the webinars stand on their own. It is not essential to see both, or see them in a specific order, they are two different cast studies that illustrates this concept. However, there are different dynamics in each so to truly appreciate the concept being presented, seeing them both is recommended.
Click this link to watch on OnDemand: Minimizing Iron Casting Costs With Autonomous Optimization (Part 2 of 2)