• Flow analysis is concerned with the filling of the die cavity with molten metal. The results of this analysis will indicate areas in a die where there are potential gas porosity issues or filling issues that cause surface defects.
  • Thermal analysis is concerned with the solidification of the molten metal in a die cavity after it has been filled. The results of this analysis will show areas in a casting where there is a potential for shrinkage porosity.
  • Thermal stress analysis is concerned with how a casting changes shape after it is removed from the die and cools to ambient temperature. This is important if flatness is a potential issue.
  • Finite element analysis (FEA) is used to predict the strength of a casting. Using FEA allows us to optimize the strength of a casting while minimizing the amount of material added.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) predicts the heat transfer through a given casting geometry. We can optimize the size and placement of cooling fins on castings using CFD techniques.