Second version of new software generation for casting process simulation released
MAGMA5 in a compact overview
With MAGMA5 Release 5.1, MAGMA GmbH introduces the next generation of its new software for casting process simulation. MAGMA5 5.1 addresses all casting processes and continues the series of MAGMASOFT® solutions used by foundries world-wide for optimizing cast component production.
MAGMA5 provides numerous new simulation capabilities including: new process modes for permanent mold, low pressure sand and low pressure die casting as well as die casting (for both hot-chamber and cold-chamber processes) allow detailed process-specific definitions. At the same time, the software aids in process design through the control of relevant process parameters during simulation, for instance, for heating or cooling of the die and for the optimization of cycle times. Gravity casters already using MAGMA5 can now also apply specific process modules for DISAMATIC and investment casting.
The software provides the prediction of sand inclusions and in steel castings simulates reoxidation inclusions based on turbulent mold filling. New capabilities for the prediction of microporosity complement the existing feeding prediction during solidification. Moreover, a new module for the simulation of as-cast local microstructures and properties of aluminum alloy castings in sand and permanent molds is available with MAGMAnonferrous.
The module MAGMAstress has been completely reworked and for the first time offers the option to simulate thermally induced casting stresses in permanent molds for all manufacturing steps. A comprehensive plasticity model provides improved accuracy, as it considers both temperature-dependent as well as time-dependent effects on stresses and distortion. Newest contact algorithms allow the analysis of cracking problems and distortion also during cooling in the die.
The assessment of predicted casting distortion is made easier using new result evaluation and visualization tools in the result perspective. The simulated distortion can now be evaluated similar to a coordinate measuring machine and compared directly with real measurements.
The new module MAGMAdielife supports the evaluation of the effects of die design and thermal stresses on tooling durability in permanent molds.
New interfaces in the module MAGMAlink provide further options for data exchange with other computational analysis programs
Integrated information and tools for simulation projects
In MAGMA5, all of the necessary steps for casting process simulation can be specified from a process perspective. Following the manufacturing process, the user is automatically guided through the program. The complete production process from casting design, gating and risering or die layout, through to casting and finishing processes such as heat treatment, can be described and simulated. In the process perspective, all information about the used materials, metallurgy and melting practice, production conditions and finishing processes come together. This also includes information regarding the removal of the casting rigging, heat treatment or finishing of the cast component. The user always has a complete overview of the entire manufacturing process he wants to simulate.
Taken together, the process orientation of MAGMA5 sets the basis for a profitable manufacture of cast components - through optimized casting layouts and processing conditions, preventative quality assurance, and cost effectiveness.
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