Success Stories & Publications

What makes the industry trust and invest in casting process simulation? A proven track record.

See how M5 Engineering and MAGMA has aided companies

in saving money, tackling casting defects and improving product quality.

Feel free to browse a selection of international and local success stories.

Steel

Steel foundries producing large components often pay more attention to the solidification process and less to the gating and the filling pattern of the casting. The foundry Voith simulated the solidification of a blade for a Kaplan turbine and poured two castings. The solidification simulation did not show any defects, but after casting...

Toshiba Uses MAGMA 5 to Reduce Inclusions in its Steel Castings With increasing quality demands on steel castings, steel carrier rings used in thermal power units are manufactured under very strict quality specifications. Toshiba Hydro Power has been producing these ring-shaped castings for over seven years for its parent company. One of their most significant challenges has been the presence of inclusions on the outer ring surface, which accounts for over 40% of the total defects...

Die Casting

Godrej Tooling, Mumbai, India, entered the automotive segment 15 years ago as a high pressure die casting toolmaker for what is known in India as the 2-wheeler (motorcycle) industry. However, in the recent past the large number of series production dies needed by the 2-wheeler industry has provided...

 

G.A. Röders, known for its high quality die-cast parts, applied a virtual experimental plan to develop an innovative gating concept for gearshift domes, in order to optimize flow behavior and material efficiency. As a result, the jury of the International Aluminum Die-Casting Contest (GDA) bestowed this new, simulation-based methodology their 2014 “Special Recognition” award for sustainability and energy efficiency...

Nonferrous

In the development of a high performance, economical engine, a cylinder head design was required that would withstand the higher combustion pressures. The existing design of this part led to long cycle times. It was necessary to reduce solidification times without compromising the casting performance in order to reduce the cost per head. One option was to change the cooling medium...

The Surya TOTO engineering division was recently challenged to cast something they had never produced before. Although cast components for thermostats are successfully produced using copper base alloys in the low pressure die casting process on a daily basis at Surya TOTO, this new model was significantly different and in some aspects unique compared to anything they had manufactured to that point...

Iron

The Amstetten Foundry, part of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, produces castings for the world market leader in sheet-fed offset printing presses. In order to maximize quality, stability and profitability of the casting processes, the foundry has used MAGMASOFT® for several years. The software is used throughout the entire process chain and produces quantifiable cost and quality advantages...

For MAN Diesel and Turbo (MDT), Copenhagen, understanding and controlling residual stress levels in their engine components is a crucial factor for an economical production. To successfully handle this task, MDT employs a sophisticated, effective and professional quality management system, ensuring part and component quality...

Core + Mould

With increasing demands on casting quality and a tendency to thinner-walled structures for high performance components, the production of the corresponding cores has become a limiting factor for casting quality and productivity. The lifetime of a core can be investigated using simulation to optimize the process and core layout...

Publications

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