Castle

WELCOME
TO THE EVOLUTION
OF DIE CASTING
PROCESS SIMULATION

SIMULATE MY PROCESS

  • Cold Chamber HPDC
  • Hot Chamber HPDC
  • Vertical HPDC
  • Co-moulded inserts
  • Vacuum HPDC
  • HPDC machines virtualization

SIMULATE MY ALLOYS

  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper

BE USED IN MY INDUSTRY

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Consumer Products
  • Fashion
  • Lighting

WORK WITH MY FILES

  • Import and export any kind of file
  • Full 3D modelling cad capabilities

SAVE MY TIME

  • Fast training
  • Model preparation and setup
  • Native multiprocessor meshing and calculation for free
  • Free visualization tool

IMPROVE MY QUALITY

  • Expert system die optimization
  • Defect prediction
  • Process optimization

SUPPORT MY WORK

  • Foundry
  • Die designer
  • Product manager/part designer

SAVE MY MONEY

  • Reduce setup times,
  • reduce die trials

THE SIMULATION PROCESS

Simulation process should be considered not only as a simple verification step, once die design is completed, but as an important tool for the designers to properly develop tools and optimize the process.
The results should provide clear, fast and effective answers to foresee in advance possible issues and give designers and technologists information about tool and process optimizations during the development phase.
Simulation software has to be suitable for all, easy and intuitive both for technical and foundry department.
It should simulate the actual process in details, taking into account all the possible variables that could show up during production.
It has to facilitate the results sharing between the key figures of the project.
It should assist the die designer on each single die development phase.
According to this philosophy, Castle is composed by 4 independent modules able to intervene in the 4 different design steps.

Castle Mind

CastleMind simulates scenario and conditions of the tool in production, providing crucial information about the correct process development, taking into account the following data: HPDC machine, materials, operating conditions. The desired quality level is achieved by means of an accurate calculation of feeding system and process parameters.

Castle Run

CastleRun allows the user to run simulations of the sole gating system, without running long and expensive filling calculations. It helps to evaluate different configurations and gets the optimized geometry in a very short time.

Castle Body

CastleBody, thanks to a friendly and intuitive interface, allows the user to run filling and solidification simulations with a few clicks only. The software employs a dual-phase technology which takes into account air behavior and its influence during cavity filling and in flow related defects genesis.

Castle Thermo

CastleThermo is the module for die thermal simulation, which permits easy and accurate optimization of circuit layout, keeping into consideration both cooling channels flow and release agent spraying effects.

Take an overview of our products

Castle Mind

PRACTICAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DIE CASTING

Castlemind is the innovative software solution that brings advanced calculations and foundry experience to the foundry, within an interface designed to make the software very easy to use.

Castle Run

CHECK OUT YOUR RUNNER IN 5 MINUTES

Castle Run is an innovative simulation tool for the die design process that is both fast and reliable (model preparation and calculation takes just a few minutes). It enables the tool designer to ensure the optimal runner geometry without running an entire simulation of the part.

Castle Body

GET MORE BY DIE CASTING
SIMULATION

Castlebody is the innovative software solution that includes very advanced mathematical features for die casting: the capability to simulate the combined action of a liquid (the metal) and a gas (the air) in a simple, straightforward  user friendly interface.

Castle Thermo

USER FRIENDLY DIE THERMAL CYCLING SIMULATION

Castlethermo is the simulation module for thermal cycling of the die: the full mould behaviour can be easily and realistically modelled taking into account the cooling channels and the spraying thermal effect of the release agent for state of the art filling and solidification simulations.