EKKcapcast simulation software can be used for modeling other casting processes in addition to HPDC, LP, SPM, and Sand castings. EKK's mesh generator can be applied to any casting process. Special functionality exists in the fluid flow, thermal, and porosity softwares that enable modeling of complex processes such as SSM/Thixomolding, Squeeze Casting, Core Blowing, and Investment Casting to name a few.
EKK's fluid flow solver includes a variable viscosity model that will automatically adjust the viscosity of the liquid metal according to temperature. This functionality is especially important for modeling casting processes that are poured at or below liquidus - SSM and Thixomolding. EKK has performed work with a customer to correlate the variable viscosity model to real-life results from short shots of a Magnesium Thixomolded casting.
Modeling the solidification of Investment Castings is complicated by the need to calculate the Radiation View Factor. In most software, this is a prohibitively time-intensive operation. EKKcapcast utilizes the GPU to calculate the Radiation View Factor efficiently, enabling accurate and robust modeling of the Investment Casting processes in a timely manner.
All of the software components of EKKcapcast have been developed in house at EKK, so we can modify the software to enable it to model essentially any casting process. If you cannot find your casting process on our website, please contact us.