At NovaCast, a large proportion of our castings are produced using Aluminium alloy. The formation of Aluminium Oxide and the presence of non-metallic inclusions, collectively known as dross, is an inherent part of the casting process and one that must be managed to achieve the highest quality castings. For many years, part of the foundryman’s … Read more
Advanced Casting Simulation Software
Following on from the purchase of new 3D modelling software, NovaCast has invested in Click2Cast Casting Simulation Software. The innovative and intuitive user interface allows our engineers to identify potential casting issues, such as air entrapment, porosity and cold shuts, thanks to a simple and quick mould filling simulation. The software improves efficiency as fewer design iterations are needed between design and production phases. Different mould design options can also be tried which can improve the finished component while reducing material use. Take a look at our briefing document “Casting Process Simulation – Smoothing the path to optimum casting geometry design” for more information about the use of this exciting technology.