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Technical data now in MAGMASOFT®

Axel Peissker, MAGMA | 22.05.2019

Cooperation between MAGMA and GTP Schäfer

GTP Schäfer, Europe’s leading producer of exothermic and insulating risers, and MAGMA, the world’s leading provider of software for the simulation and optimization of casting processes, have announced a new cooperation. Technical riser data for the GTP Schäfer product range is to be made available in MAGMASOFT®. MAGMASOFT® is a comprehensive, powerful simulation tool that enables foundries to improve quality, optimize processes, and reduce manufacturing costs by allowing the foundry to simulate gating and risering prior to the production of castings. The shape and size of the riser as well as the position can be adjusted until the desired solidification is reached, permitting the production of castings free from porosity and stress.

Due to the technical cooperation between MAGMA and GTP Schäfer, which is based in Grevenbroich in the industrial heartland of western Germany, the thermo-physical data for the GTP Schäfer product range is made available to all MAGMASOFT® 5.4 users worldwide, plus all those who have purchased the update rights, in order to simulate castings.

The data of GTP Schäfer’s standard product range enables the foundry to select risers with a modulus between 0.7 and 5.0 cm via a database accessed from the MAGMASOFT® 5.4 program. Supplementary to the standard product range, an online interface developed between MAGMASOFT® and the digital online portal GTP ToolBox allows users to import their customized portfolio, which includes risers that were specifically developed to meet the individual requirements of the customer into MAGMA. The user-friendly GTP ToolBox data offers access to riser, sleeve, and breaker core geometries in both 2-D and 3-D formats, meaning that the labor-intensive creation of files for individual customer use is no longer necessary. The riser data that can be accessed directly from the GTP ToolBox or via the main GTP Schäfer website is, therefore, always up to date.

Visit the stands of both GTP Schäfer and MAGMA® at the world famous GIFA trade show, which will be held in Dusseldorf between June 25 and 29, 2019, to see what this new cooperation can offer you.

Exhibitor data for GTP Schäfer at GIFA 2019:

GTP Schäfer
Hall 12, E29/30

Exhibitor data for MAGMA at GIFA and METEC 2019:

Hall 12, A19/20 and hall 4, E29

About GTP Schäfer

GTP Schäfer, The RISER Company, has a global presence, with operations in Germany, the USA, China, Turkey, and India. The development, manufacture and delivery of innovative high-performance riser systems is THE exclusive focus of GTP Schäfer. More than 160 employees work at the company’s headquarters in Grevenbroich in the industrial heartland of western Germany, where riser systems have been produced since 1988. In recent years, GTP Schäfer has expanded into Europe, the USA, and Asia and now delivers to foundries all around the world. Together with its sales and service partners, the company works with customers in over 25 countries. As a family-owned business, GTP Schäfer combines innovation, sustainability, and strong growth with an interactive and personal relationship with customers, employees, and suppliers.


MAGMA is the world leader in the development and supply of software for the simulation and optimization of casting design and processes. The name MAGMA stands for robust, innovative casting solutions and a strong partnership with the global casting industry. With the combination of casting process expertise and simulation competence, the utilization of MAGMA software in the foundry process enables users to both optimize casting quality and maximize profits. With a commitment to casting excellence, MAGMA works actively with customers to integrate the progressive technology of simulation in its operations. MAGMA’s product and service portfolio includes the powerful simulation software MAGMASOFT®, autonomous engineering 5.4, and also provides engineering services for optimal casting design. MAGMASOFT® is used throughout the metal casting industry, especially in the automotive and heavy industry sectors. The company’s MAGMA offers a wide range of training courses, workshops, and seminars on the subject of casting simulation where both management and employees can learn how to use computer simulations to improve quality, optimize processes, and reduce manufacturing costs. MAGMA Giessereitechnologie GmbH was founded in 1988 and is based in Aachen, Germany. Magma® offices and subsidiaries can be found in the USA, Singapore, Brazil, Korea, Turkey, India, China, and the Czech Republic, providing global support to customers in more than 60 countries. With more than 30 qualified partners representing MAGMA around the world, the company is able to offer full customer support anywhere.


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Axel Peissker

MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH, Kackertstraße 11, 52072 Aachen, Germany –


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