Our engineers constantly wonder how things can be done better, simpler, faster and/or cheaper. If we are involved in the development of a new part/casting at an early stage, we can vastly improve the manufacturability of the product, reduce the risk of error, and cut costs.
Our engineers make many casting simulations and are tasked with reverse engineering.
By combining our many years of casting experience with a casting simulation, we can optimise the design of a casting. Fenix Industries uses casting simulation software.
Based on the alloy, casting temperature and type of moulding sand, the software simulates the castability of the product. This allows timely detection of whether there is sufficient mould filling during the casting process, so that no porosity occurs. With this we go for ‘First Time Right’, in which we want to achieve the best possible homogeneous casting in one go.
By doing a casting simulation, we prevent unnecessary errors in the casting design. Practice has shown that around 80% of errors in castings are design errors. By involving our engineers at an early stage, we can improve and optimise the design in good time and prevent the casting of expensive test pieces.
Advantages of casting simulations:
- Locates potential problem areas in the casting
- Reduces the risk of porosity and/or cracking
- Improves casting quality
If the original designs or drawings of a part/casting are no longer available and repair is no longer possible, reverse engineering may be the solution.
Our engineers use their 3D measuring systems to scan the object and use those scans to create a new 3D CAD model. This can be used as a basis to produce a new casting.
The 3D scan is a tool to create a new design according to the current dimensions. Our engineer will then adapt and optimise the drawing. If desired, we can also apply a casting simulation to the design.