Since its inception in 2011, Castle has established itself as a totally innovative product in the field of die-casting simulation. Designed by PiQ² specifically for the die-casting industry, including foundries and mold makers, Castle has experienced continuous growth over the years, strengthening its position as one of the most widely used and appreciated solutions by professionals worldwide.
Its journey is ever-evolving, adapting to the changing needs of the industry and becoming an indispensable support in the development of increasingly efficient and high-performing products and processes.
Despite its rapid growth, the fundamental essence of the software remains rooted in practicality and pragmatism, demonstrating an unparalleled ability to interpret the complex needs of the die-casting industry.
Castle Redefines Die-Casting Processes
For professionals struggling with the complexities of die-casting, Castle proves to be a valuable ally comprising four independent modules: CastleMIND, CastleRUN, CastleBODY and CastleTHERMO.
These modules are designed to ensure efficient and precise support at every stage of the process.
The software integrates theoretical insights with practical knowledge to meet the essential criteria that a high-level simulation software must provide:
- Design support: Castle actively collaborates with designers in every phase of product and mold development. From the initial draft to the final design, its modules enable informed decision-making, ensuring accuracy and reliability throughout the die-casting process.
- Intelligent system: Castle offers the ability to improve productivity by suggesting optimal injection parameters, speed, piston diameter and mold temperatures in order to maximize part quality and reduce makeready times. It also helps you understand whether a defect found in production is due to the mold, press or process, indicating potential corrective actions.
- Sharing Results: By simplifying collaboration among various project stakeholders, Castle facilitates the sharing of choices and results, enabling constant communication and promoting a cohesive workflow among key personnel.
- Detailed process simulation: Capable of simulating the die-casting process with a meticulous level of detail, Castle provides users with valuable information to optimize design and production.
- User-friendly interface and dedicated support: PiQ² offers extensive training and consultation on high-pressure die-casting (HPDC) technology, ensuring users experience growth that maximizes the software’s potential. The intuitive interface speeds up the learning process, allowing users to operate independently in less than three days.
A Software Unlike the Competition
Castle is not just software; it is an innovative working method that allows shaping the future of die-casting with precision and efficiency. With its revolutionary capabilities and competitive cost, Castle has grown to become a game-changer, redefining the excellence standards of die-casting simulation software.
Castle boasts unique features that have propelled it ceaselessly up the ranks of the most-used software in foundries:
- From theory to practice: mathematical rules and fluid dynamics principles are mediated by the experience gained in the foundry and in mold design. The results of the calculations are expressed in a way that can be understood and interpreted even by operators without a specific technical background.
- Compatibility and Versatility: Castle seamlessly integrates with all major CAD software, effortlessly importing, modifying, and exporting all major 3D formats. This compatibility ensures a smooth transition between design and simulation phases.
- Immediate ROI: Castle guarantees immediate results, ensuring a quick return on investment. The user-friendly interface and extensive CAD compatibility significantly reduce training costs. Moreover, maintenance costs are significantly lower compared to other high-level solutions. Additionally, it offers unlimited multi-CPU calculation and a results-sharing viewer for free, further enhancing its competitiveness.
The New Era of Die-Casting
In a landscape where innovation and efficiency reign supreme, Castle stands out as a benchmark for all foundries seeking a clear shift in terms of productivity and resource optimization.
The combination of advanced simulation capabilities, competitive pricing, and continuous support marks a paradigm shift in die-casting processes – an era defined by precision, efficiency, and unparalleled excellence.