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C3P Software Release Cast-Designer 5.5

C3P Software Release Cast-Designer 5.5

【Hong Kong – 4 June, 2012】– C3P Software, a pioneer supplier of CAX solution for industrial manufacturing processes, announces today to release Cast-Designer 5.5. This is a major release version of the new generation Cast-Designer, to achieve the one stop solution for the whole casting process, from part to production.

What’s New in Cast-Designer Version 5.5
One button design for high pressure die casting gating system design
This is a new approach for HPDC gating system design. The design lead time can be faster five to ten times than before, it is also suitable for newcomer with limited knowledge of casting process. It is based on the pre-defined gating system templates, to define the gating system dimension. Besides the more than 25 pre-defined templates, the system also supports CDGL (Cast-Designer Gating System design Language) to expand the gating system template by user without limitation. More ever, the design result by One Button Design could be transferred to the standard design wizard directly, for any modification or fine tuning.

Build in Geo-Designer for DFM analysis
Thanks outstanding capability for Design For Manufacturing (DFM) analysis of Geo-Designer 1.6, now Geo-Designer is built-in Cast-Designer 5.5 as a standalone module.

CPI simulation for mechanical stress, deformation and distortion compensation
Now, Cast-Designer CPI can simulate the thermal and mechanical stress and strain, the deformation of the casting part inside the mould and eject mould. Also, advance distortion compensation is introduced in Cast-Designer CPI, it is unique. Main features of the stress module include:
 Stress Analysis coupled with thermal and flow
 Effective stress and tensile stress regions determination
 Gap formation during thermo-mechanical calculation
 Hot Tear and Cracking Identification
 Dimensional Contraction and Distortion Prediction
 Distortion compensation
 Thermal Fatigue of Mold

Result data extraction and file compression
Now, the simulation result of Cast-Designer CPI could be extracted to a new file in the post-process. Also, the user can combine various results to one result file for some special proposal. More ever, the saved time step of the result files could be selected after the simulation to save the disk space or share data on internet.

New material database, material converter and material search
More than 30 materials had been added to the material database, the curve of material properties has been simplified for a better computing. Also, a material converter tool helps the user to check the material in different material standard of countries. The user can use the new material search tool to search the nearest material by chemical composition.

Sand Core Blowing
The model describes the behavior of granular media. It allows users to model the sand core blowing process.

Innovation Solver
Now, the solver has been improved in innovation technology and optimized for CPU process. Compared with Cast-Designer 5.4, the speed is around 20% faster.

New Setup Features
The following can now be activated through the user interface:
 Thixotropic and Non-Newtonian fluid properties
 Advance radiation setup for view factor
 Mould cycling and data mapping
 Mechanical boundary condition for stress computing

About C3P Software
With the combination of software development, advanced analysis, extensive product development experience and cost effective local human resources, C3P Software provides industry and manufacturing business with comprehensive solutions and engineering services on a global basis to meet their expectations in high quality, on-schedule delivery within a cost target. Our business scope covers software development, professional engineering service and application software integration. For further information, please visit: http://www.c3p-group.com http://www.cast-designer.com

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