MAGMA - fully optimize

MAGMA is the comprehensive and effective simulation tool for improving metalcasting quality, optimizing process conditions and substantially reducing costs in production. The software enables the establishment of robust process conditions and optimized casting layouts for all cast materials and processes. MAGMA  5 is designed to predict total metalcasting quality by simulating mold filling, solidification and cooling. Residual stresses and distortion, as well as microstructure formation and property distributions can be assessed in all casting manufacturing processes. Simulations can be used in a virtual test plan to pursue different quality and cost objectives simultaneously. 

With its modular design, MAGMA contributes to cost reduction along the complete process chain of a cast component: from conceptual to final component design, tooling layout and prototyping, all the way through to process optimization, reliable production and quality management.

Interactive parametric gating and risering design

MAGMA is designed to support all aspects of casting manufacture, from casting design, melting and metallurgy, pattern and mold making, and casting itself through to heat treatment, fettling and repair.

MAGMA can be used for all cast materials, ranging from gray iron, sand and die cast aluminum, to large steel castings. MAGMA is also applicable to all metalcasting processes, for example allowing the die caster to design robust tooling layouts, minimize cycle times and predict reproducible casting quality, by using virtual experimentation during casting, tool and process lay-out.

Modeling capabilities for all casting processes

The cost benefits of using MAGMA in the production or in design are:

  • Avoiding metalcasting defects that arise from misruns, turbulence, oxide and slag entrainment, gas porosity, and shrinkage

  • Optimization of the filling process to provide a fast but smooth and controlled flow

  • Time savings in the robust design and dimensioning of gating and risering

  • Cost reduction from material usage through productivity, quality, and energy costs

  • Reduction of cycle times and maintenance costs

  • Establishment of robust process windows for a seamless and secure start of production

  • Increased security by checking operating points and through proven process conditions

  • Minimization of start-up costs through modifications to patterns or tooling

  • Improved communication within your company and in cooperation with customers

  • Increased customer confidence through a proactive demonstration of metalcasting competence

Automatic result evaluation and quantitative assessment of robust processes and optimized solutions