Thermal stresses during cooling are modeled so that you can analyze resulting distortions which may cause parts to fall out of tolerance.
Gaps and interference between the casting and metal mold can be predicted and their effects on temperature during cyclic thermal and solidification can be accurately modeled.
Temperature not including Gap
Temperature including Gap
Mold distortion identifies issues which may occur from the expansion and contraction of metal mold components. The potential lifespan of metal molds can be evaluated allowing you to make design changes that can increase the life span of the mold before it is even cut.
Over time, warped dies can put additional stresses on castings, causing defects and requiring re-tooling or complete replacement. Simulation can reveal these issues before they occur, identify underlying causes, and suggest remedying tooling adjustments.
Use powerful tools such as 6-Point Alignment to analyze distortion results and calibrate with real-life results for precise quality control.
Distortion results produced by the Stress software can be combined with Porosity results to diagnose locations which are likely to experience thermal crack.