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Casting DFM & DFA Analysis

Our experienced engineers assess and analyse casting designs provided for tool manufacture taking into consideration Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) principles conducting Finite Element

Analysis (FEA) to ensure we provide the optimum castings and tool design for our customer requirements.

We utilise the latest iteration of Magma mould flow software to virtually simulate on a computer every element which can impact on the forming of a die casting to eliminate possible weaknesses including but not limited to:

  • Cavity fill ratio and yields
  • Cavity air entrapment
  • Cooling and shrinkage rates
  • Temperature impact on die tooling
  • Porosity estimates and recommendations to implement reductions
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Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Assembly (DFA) & Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

This process in turn provides the following benefits where it can be achieved:

  • Improvements to casting design to benefit castability and customer assembly
  • Optimal yield and material cost effectiveness
  • Longer tool life and continual quality

We believe a collaborative approach with our customers is beneficial to provide the best production conditions for manufacturing and assembly ensuring quality of our aluminium and zinc pressure die castings and providing optimum tool life.

We utilise an industry experienced design team operational 24/7 on split shifts utilising the latest software:

  • FEA Software – Magma mould flow
  • CAD/CAM – Catia, Solidworks, Autocad, Delcam, Pro Engineer Wildfire, Unigraphics

With the input of our industry expertise utilising the latest software technologies at our disposal we can thoroughly analyse and design out potential issues before our tool manufacture commences.

If you have an existing or new enquiry you wish for us to analyse and quote for please feel free to contact us or request a quote

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