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CAST-DESIGNER CPI

CAST-DESIGNER Casting Process Insight

Casting Process Insight (CPI) is a powerful tool integrated in


Cast-Designer to provide the detail metal flow information
during casting process based on the last CAE technology.
CPI is special designed for the conceptual stage for casting
part and mould, it is much more modest in its capabilities
than tradition numerical simulation, but can provide some of
the same insights.
With Cast-Designer CPI, the user can detect part features
with potential solidification problems, evaluate gate system
and overflow design alternatives, and generally evaluate
castability. The user does not have to be an expert in
simulation to use CPI and the time required for evaluating a
die casting design is remarkably quick. In other word, CPI
can be used by any die caster, tool maker, or part designer
with access to a computer.
Cast-Designer CPI provides a detail filling insight of the casting process, such as fluid factor, both contour
and vector of velocity and pressure as well as the filling time.

Best in class

Benefits

he beauty of CPI is the full couple with the design function of


Cast-Designer and quickness to obtain the analysis results at
the conceptual design stage. There may be many alternative
designs, a quick tool is important to run all designs and remove the
poor designs. Thus at this stage, the level of accuracy is not
necessarily very high and the traditional numerical simulation is not
applicable.
01-Concept

02-Design

03-Express Validation

01-Orignal Design

CPI is the sole really practical tool on the marketing today to support designer
and engineer to make fast decision for casting part and mould design.
Analysis the filling process and predict fill pattern
Provide an accurate, flexible, no limitation method for gating system
evaluation in express way. Detail information to help user select the right
design.
Analysis the part thickness to guide the mould and cooling channel design
and placement.
Innovation technology with high accuracy and no limitation compared with
tradition method.
Provide really virtual result in less than one hour start from CAD part.
Integrated CAD, design and analysis in a same environment, setup an
analysis model in a few minuets and a few clicks;
No requirement for any CAE knowledge, very short learning curve.

03-Improved Design

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02-Analyze the Orignal Design by CPI(40min)

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Cast zone analysis can provides


useful information for multi inner
gates design. It facilitates a
practical means of describing and
analysing the cavity fill pattern in
an express way. The result could be
save as gating system template file
directly.

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CAST-DESIGNER CPI

CAST-DESIGNER CPITM in Action


Workflow of CAST-DESIGNER CPI

Cast-Designer CPI simulation result validation

Start from 3D casting, support almost CAD system, such as Catia, UG,
Pro-E, Solidworks and AutoCAD
Standard CAD import and export: STEP, IGES, BREP, DXF, STL
Extra converter to support Catia, UG, Pro-E, Solidworks data directly
Support many CAE mesh format (STL, UNV, Ansys, Nastran etc.)
Build in OpenCASCADE CAD kernel with full 3D capability
Powerful CAD clean, healing & processing functions

CAD
Data

Gating
System

3D gating system design, overflow and venting system design


Expert system for high pressure die casting with industrial validation
Natural design workflow, parameterized control, flexible, powerful
Build in industrial knowledge, experience and know-how
Support data template and customized template
Both cold chamber and hot chamber, shot machine selection

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(a) (b) Simulation result in Cast-Designer CPI


(c) (d) Simulation result in Cast-Engineer, a FEM simulation code in full
couple method

Voxel
Meshing

Casting
Setup

Analyze
&Results

Fully automatically voxel meshing, no CAE knowledge required


Very fast and robust, flexible control the voxel size in different direction
Support multi domain, no Boolean operation required of CAD before
voxel meshing
Original data could be CAD or mesh or mixed CAD and mesh
Special treatment for CAD or mesh defects, such as geometry gap, overlay,
intersection or unclose.

The Dr. Markus Schmids experiment

Setup casting process, boundary condition and control parameters


Single page for all condition and parameters, very simple
Database with rich material, select material from database directly and
database management
Input files could be save as CSF template and use back anytime
No requirement for CAE knowledge, short leaning curve
Perform simulation and result analysis
High-end technology with very fast simulation speed, tens minutes to one
hour depend the model size
Batch simulation mode and multi tasks could be controlled easily
Using ParaView as post-processors, powerful, flexible and without limits
Rich analysis result in various format, support animation and VRML
Support plug-in filter for post-process, similar concept as Photoshop

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(1)(2)(3): experiment result ; (4)(5)(6): simulation by CPI Time from


left to right: 5.88ms, 10.29ms and 11.76ms.

Why not traditional numerical simulation

It is well known the traditional numerical


simulation is not applicable or very expensive
for the concept stage
The data to run a numerical simulation is
usually not available yet, for example
runner geometry
Due to the complexity of the equation
system to be solved, numerical simulation
is too time consuming, usually hours or
even days
Numerical simulation provides a relatively
high level accuracy, which is more than
needed at conceptual design stage.

Cases
Info.
Part name
Orignal data
Mesh problem
Mesh & Setup time
Elements
Nodes
Casting Material
CPU Time

About us

Notebook Base
CAD,STEP
NO
<5min
37,359 Hex.
65,634
Mg, AZ91B
1,430 sec.

Demo Part
CAD,iges
NO
<5min
120,792 Hex.
151,892
Al, A380
3071 sec

Electronic cover
CAD, STEP
NO
<5min
103,791 Hex.
151,573
Al, A356
2,870 sec

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experience and cost effective local human resources, C3P Engineering Software Internationa Co.,
Limited provide industry and manufacturing business with comprehensive solutions and engineering
services on a global basis to meet their expectation in high quality, on-schedule delivery within cost
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2.0GHz and above, Core 2 Dual or better
1GB and above
128 MB display memory and above
1280*1024 solution and above
120GB and above
with write capability for data backup is recommended

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