Working with Professor R. Allen Miller
and Jerald R. Brevick from The Ohio University, SKS has developed die
cast tooling projects using the simulation software "Cast View".
Cast View predicts the flow of the metal
into the casting before the die is designed.
Traditionally, the customer and the die
casting company had only used past experience to estimate of how the
casting would look coming out of the mold before the die is
Using the Cast View, SKS is able to make
recommendations to the part designer concerning thick and thin sections,
minimum wall thickness, and internal runners, prior to the tool
The benefits present themselves
Reduce engineering die design
Reduce downstream cost
Minimize risk of the casting
for cast parts
Using Cast View, the percentage of
errors decreases dramatically. SKS can recommend to its clients ahead
of time what design changes will need to be made to insure a good part
will be created. Less time and money is spent on trial and error, and
the chances of creating a good part increase considerably.
Using this technology, we were able to
instruct one of our customers to add some metal flow lines to their
part. Doing this allowed for better fill of the die throughout the part
when it was cast, and therefore better parts were created.
The bottom line: you spend and risk
less money and time with SKS Die Casting.