We are now able
to assess casting designs by applying mould fill and casting
solidification simulations and offering assistance in the
optimisation of casting designs.
component weights are critical, predictions can be given for
residual stressing, the structure, strength and hardness of the
material, at any given position on a section of the casting.
Thus the designer
is able to work more closely to actual material specification
data reducing the number of unknowns in the design equation.
All of this is
now achievable before drawing/design release.