SANTA FE, NM, June 16, 2020 — Flow Science, Inc. has announced a major release of their metal casting simulation software, FLOW-3D CAST v5.1, a modeling platform that combines extraordinary accuracy with versatility, ease of use, and high performance cloud computing.
FLOW-3D CAST v5.1 features new process workspaces for investment casting, sand core making, centrifugal casting, and continuous casting, as well as a chemistry-based alloy solidification model capable of predicting the strength of the part at the end of the process, an expansive exothermic riser database, and improved interactive geometry creation. FLOW-3D CAST now has 11 process workspaces that cover the spectrum of casting applications, which can be purchased individually or as bundles.
Offering FLOW-3D CAST by process workspace gives foundries and tool & die shops the flexibility to balance their needs with cost, in order to address the increased challenges and demands of the manufacturing sector, said Dr. Amir Isfahani, CEO of Flow Science.
FLOW-3D CAST v5.1’s brand new solidification model advances the industry into the next frontier of casting simulation – the ability to predict the strength and mechanical properties of cast parts while reducing scrap and still meeting product safety and performance requirements. By accessing a database of chemical compositions of alloys, users can predict ultimate tensile strength, elongation, and thermal conductivity to better understand both mechanical properties and microstructure of the part.
This release delivers the complete package – a process-driven workspace concept for every casting application paired with our unparalleled filling and now, groundbreaking microstructure and solidification analyses. Expert casting knowledge pre-loads sensible components and defaults for each workspace, putting our users on a path to success each time they run a simulation. FLOW-3D CAST v5.1 is going to take the industry by storm, said Dr. Isfahani.
Additionally, databases for heat transfer coefficients, air vents, HPDC machines, and GTP Schäfer risers provide information at users’ fingertips. The new Exothermic Riser Database along with the Solidification Hotspot Identification tool helps users with the precise placement of exothermic risers to prevent predicted shrinkage.
Simulation video here: