Step 1

Let’s start with Castle Mind. In only 5 minutes it is possible to put in relationship the part design (even before to define the feeding system) or the die design with the die casting machine performances and then achieve the optimal parameters (gate size, die temperature, slow and fast shot velocities etc) and practical suggestions.

Step 2

Workflow Step 2Inside Castle Mind there is the module Castle Air which estimates the trapped air size in relation to the section of venting channels or vacuum valve. Extremely helpful to evaluate the opportunity of vacuum assisted die casting and optimize the air evacuation parameters (both for passive and active ventings).

Step 3

Workflow Step 3Castle Run evaluates the runners design performances and the calculation takes less than 5 minutes. Within Castle there are all the CAD capabilities to edit the design and achieve the most effective runners design.

Step 4

Workflow Step 4Castle Body is the core of the software. Metal and air properties and motion are calculated simultaneously (the so-called dual phase) so that the gas porosity prediction is greatly accurate even with a mesh not very refined.

The software is multi-processor native, then calculation time is always reasonable without any additional cost for additional computer cores!

Step 5

Workflow Step 5Thermal Die Cycling can be effectively simulated in Castle Thermo module. It is a step forward in the die heat balance calculation: thermal exchange between inserts (i.e. steel) and media (i.e. water or oil) is not just an estimated input as in the majority of the simulation software but it is a realistic and automatically calculated function of the coolant flow for each position over time.

In minutes you can set up even the most intricate of the dies and be optimizing thermoregulation.