Thermal distortion simulation has played a large role in identifying possible issues in the casting process. Despite the benefits of mold distortion simulations, flash remains a problem for casting manufacturers. It has been demonstrated that, using sufficiently accurate, yet cost-effective, mold distortion simulations for multiple mold sections in conjunction with proper sets of simulation parameters, the areas most prone to flash can be identified. With further analysis, the areas of flash can be ranked in severity and visualized so that the process and mold can be engineered to reduce post-processing and machining costs. Using this process, a strong correlation between flash predicted in the simulation and that created in the casting process was observed.
Speakers: Johnathan Corkery, EKK Inc.
This AFS Members Only Webinar will begin at 1 p.m. CT.