The simulation methods that we use are true to detail and always state-of-the-art. They enable us to avoid problems right from the beginning, in the planning phase.

Software-based simulation of the various process steps helps to identify at an early stage any errors that can occur, for example, in filling or in the course of the solidification process and to adapt the relevant methods with optimised process parameters. Problems that cannot be identified and rectified by this method in good time can cause process input, and hence the associated costs, to soar. To make our work processes even more efficient and further reduce the likelihood of errors we use the findings of various simulation methods very systematically.

We have at our disposal a simulation program, MAGMASOFT, that is based on the finite difference method (FDM). By using solidification simulation it is possible to draw conclusions about the gate and the sizing of the cooling system in order to work towards directional solidification. With the aid of filling simulation it is possible to design optimal sprue geometries and position overflow wells and vent channels correctly. Filling simulations and solidification simulations provide the option of simulating the development of temperature distribution in order to acquire knowledge about the efficiency of the cooling system in this way. Consequently, important findings can be incorporated in the design of the die-casting tool in advance.