Cutting weeks and days of simulation time down to hours and minutes
Taking advantage of more powerful, faster computers, ESI’s ProCAST analyses can span across multiple cores, processors and even computers, cutting weeks and days of simulation time down to hours and minutes. In 2012, ProCAST migrated to ESI’s Visual-Environment, with its state of the art graphical user interface. Dr. Antton Melendez, a ProCAST user for over 20 years who now acts as Foundry and Steelmaking Project Manager at Technalia in Spain, notes that of all of the developments in the last two decades, one of the biggest and most beneficial improvements has been the move to Visual-Environment. The platform enables users to gain efficiency by enjoying a common platform for all their CAE needs from pre- to post-treatment, meshing and results visualization.
Loic Calba, Product Manager of Casting Solutions at ESI Group, believes casting process modeling will continue to evolve in the next 25 years: “We passionately work to enhance the physics in our product, extending its functionality, quality and performance. One major topic for the future is a closer interaction with CAD: the current launch of integrated optimization and design tools is an initial step.”
In 2006, ESI’s ProCAST received the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award in digital simulation for its contribution to streamlining casting process design. Humbled by this recognition for excellence, ESI’s focus remains steadfast: helping each and every customer create unparalleled products. If you have flown in a jet, driven a car, heated your home, washed your hands or even spent a lazy Sunday watching motorsports, then you have probably benefitted from a quality product engineered with the help of ESI’s ProCAST.