TROY — Officials at the design software developer solidThinking announced the release of versoin 4.0 of Click2Cast, casting simulation technology designed to predict the manufacturing feasibility of a product’s early design process – minimizing downstream design change orders and retooling costs.
“The beauty of this release is that it includes the addition of advanced simulation capabilities without introducing complexity to the carefully designed user experience,” said Ravi Kunju, vice president of manufacturing solutions for solidThinking. “As manufacturers strive for higher-performing, light-weight casted products, Click2Cast is an ideal solution to rapidly explore the manufacturability of these aggressive designs and make changes early in the design stage to mitigate production risks.”
Key updates in the Click2Cast 4.0 release include:
* Simple process template for investment casting (also called lost-wax or precision casting)
* Easy modeling for inserts, chillers, sleeves and multiple-mold-materials
* Improved visualization of porosity including section cuts
* Newly integrated FEA meshing for improved geometry capture
“Click2Cast 4.0 has everything required to make high quality products, with just five steps,” says Martin Solina, product manager of Click2Cast. “Our focus is to delight the customers with fast, easy and accurate answers while keeping the solution affordable. We have been working very hard to give access to casting feasibility simulation to product designers, and manufacturing engineers, so they can have a common purpose and framework to produce great and defect-free products for their customers.”
Click2Cast is part of solidThinking’s manufacturing suite that also includes Click2Extrude, for metal and polymer extrusion, and Click2Form for sheet metal forming.
“We feel that having the right tools for concept and detailed process simulation is essential in a world wherein quality and profitability are as important as meeting the challenging demands of the customers,” Kunju said.
For more information about the Click2Cast 4.0 release and to sign up for the latest Click2Cast webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, visit www.solidthinking.com/click2cast.
SolidThinking is a subsidiary of the Troy-based manufacturing technology developer Altair.