ProCAST / QuikCAST - Casting Processes Simulation Software
ESI offers a set of complementary applications for casting process simulation for the foundry industry.
ESI’s Casting Simulation Suite has proven to be an indispensable tool in the foundry to validate decisions during prototyping, to improve yield and to reduce manufacturing cost.
ProCAST software is an advanced and complete casting processes simulation tool which is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration with major industrial partners and academic institutions all over the world. Using ProCAST allows for easier engineering and manufacturing throughout the process.
ProCAST simulation software offers an extensive suite of modules and foundry tools to meet your most challenging industrial requirements. ProCAST software, based on powerful Finite Element Technology, is well suited to also predict distortions and residual stresses and can address more specific processes like semi-solid, core blowing, centrifugal, lost foam and continuous casting. ProCAST manufacturing casting tools are some of the most powerful in the industry today, and the robust ProCAST engineering gives you the tools to perform evaluations of all casting processes, for all castable alloys.
QuikCAST is a fast and efficient solution for the complete process evaluation. The tool addresses the basics of any casting process: filling, solidification and porosity prediction including core blowing and semi-solid modeling.
QuikCAST meets industrial needs.
Cutting costs and reducing time to market are two of the most pressing problems for the casting industry today. QuikCAST is designed to help the user achieve these goals. It can be used at an early stage for mold and process development and also for cast part quality assessment.
QuikCAST accounts for air back pressure, filters, mold roughness, thermal exchanges, die coatings and gravity to accurately simulate most casting processes ranging from gravity sand casting to high and low pressure die casting.
ESI’s foundry simulation solution is now extended by Salsa 3D, a gating and running design tool
SALSA 3D helps calculate and size, gating and running systems for the High Pressure Die Casting process. It assists in designing gates, runners and overflows by controlling the maximum gate velocity and thickness based on the available pressure machine. This potentially delivers significantly increased yield and reduced die development time and the filling system can be validated using ProCAST or QuikCAST.
SALSA 3D is being gradually integrated into the ESI Casting Simulation Suite, with the aim of offering a software combination that helps maximize productivity, reduce development time and improve the quality of parts.