Renault employs ESI QuikCAST to Define Standards for Quality Castings
To define design rules for filling & feeding systems across different product lines to enhance competitiveness and achieve quality casting production.
Traditional methods in the past had produced poorly optimized layouts with lower yields. As Renault was making a huge investment for installing a new molding line at Fonderie de Bretagne (FDB), ESI QuikCAST was employed to quickly test different designs and understand the effects of these designs on the casting quality. QuikCAST was the chosen simulation route owing to its ability to provide designers an opportunity to try several preliminary designs on the computer, to arrive at an optimal design / process condition to reach the expected casting quality and competitiveness. A standard approach and tools were put in place to achieve quality castings across various system designs.