Ankiros 2018

MAGMA presented its new software version MAGMASOFT® 5.4, at ANKIROS 2018 (25-27 October 2018).

Due to continuously increasing requirements, an innovative product design combined with a robust process layout continues to gain increasing importance in high pressure die casting. For the technologically complex processes and tools, the objectives include ensuring process reliability by meeting the quality requirements specified for the casting, in addition to cost and resource efficiency.

In the industry, casting process simulation has long been a standard tool for designing components as well as processes. With MAGMASOFT® autonomous engineering, the individual virtual experiment has now been enhanced by the definition of quantifiable objectives and critical variable production parameters, including their limits of variation as well as relevant quality criteria. This allows for the simultaneous optimization of modern high pressure die casting components along the entire development process.

With the new software version MAGMASOFT® 5.4, MAGMA presents a unique toolbox of new, innovative capabilities in high pressure die casting. The software supports the optimization of casting quality for all process steps, from melt dosing in the shot chamber and the shot profile, to the spraying process, up to the heat balance of the die. Thermal control elements, spot cooling or cooling near the die contour can be flow-optimized for increased thermal efficiency. The tool design is supported by the calculation of the ejector forces as well as by the possibility for precompensation of the die cavity. The simulation of heat treatment is seamlessly integrated into the virtual process chain of high pressure die casting, allowing for the design of heat treatment racks to reduce casting distortion.

In MAGMASOFT® 5.4, with True Adaptive Geometry Meshing, a new and flexible mesh generation method as well as a new flow solver have been specifically integrated for high pressure die casting processes.

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