A Swiss foundry deemed that the production cycle of the die casting heat sink component was too long compared (Fig. 1) to other cast parts of similar weight and size. More disturbing was the fact that cast parts sporadically remained stuck to the fixed die half, instead of being withdrawn with the movable die. This led to time-consuming interruptions of production and eventually, lowered productivity. ProCAST was successfully used to diagnose this situation and to quantify the potential improvements.
Improve productivity by: Reducing the production cycle Removing air entrapment Removing part distortions Simulation carried out on the heat sink with ProCAST showed a very good agreement with measurements and provided reliable indications of corrective actions regarding the die design and the optimization of the spraying sequence.