C3P Software Launches Cast-Designer V7.8

Featuring breakthrough technology for automatic design of complex gating systems

【Hong Kong – 15th JULY, 2023】C3P Software, a pioneer supplier of CAX & PLM solution for industrial manufacturing processes, announced today the launch of the latest version of its design, simulation, and optimization solution for casting industries - Cast-Designer V7.8.

Smart Runner

A properly designed gating system ensures uniform filling of molten metal into the mold cavity, minimizes turbulence and air entrapment, reduces porosity and shrinkage, and achieves optimal solidification control. The Cast-Designer software by C3P Software allows users to create, analyze, optimize, and visualize gating systems based on their specific geometries and requirements and simulate the entire die casting process including filling, solidification, and cooling.

In Cast-Designer V7.8, C3P software has recently introduced a new function called “Smart Runner” to its package, which can automatically generate runner systems for even the most complex gating system designs. The Smart Runner function utilizes advanced algorithms and machine learning technology to analyze the gating system geometry and generate optimal runner designs based on user-defined criteria such as pressure drop, flow rate, and cavity balance. This automated approach ensures greater accuracy, consistency, and reliability in the gating system design process while saving engineers time and effort. This innovative feature speeds up the process by 20 times compared to manual design and provides superior results for die casting engineers.

Advanced 3D Runner Generation

In addition to its automated runner design capabilities, Cast-Designer V7.8 can also generate complete 3D gating systems more efficiently and accurately than traditional methods.

The user can create a gating system in a plan working space at first, then, the software generates a CAD projection from the plan mode onto the 3D die cavity, resulting in a fully realized and optimized gating system. This approach is ten times faster than traditional methods that rely on manual measurements and calculations to create 3D gating systems.

The greater efficiency and accuracy provided by the Smart Runner function enable designers to produce more complex gating system designs with ease, save time and effort, and optimize the performance of the final product.

"Thanks to the Smart Runner function, designers can explore multiple design options quickly and efficiently, fine-tune the runner system to achieve optimal performance, and avoid costly mistakes and rework. The generated runner designs are easy to modify and integrate with other components of the gating system, providing flexibility and versatility in the design process. Prof J. Zhang from Tsinghua University summarized.

“The Smart Runner function in Cast-Designer software has proven to be extremely effective at designing gating systems, even for complex applications such as Giga casting. For example, the runner system for a Giga casting may involve more than 20 or even 30 sub-runners in a fully 3D runner system.” David Keck, marketing director of C3P Software declared, “In many cases, designing such a complex runner system would take considerable time and effort using traditional methods. However, with the Smart Runner function, the same task can often be completed in less than 10 minutes, with greater accuracy and consistency than manual measurements and calculations would provide.”

About C3P Software

C3P Software has been providing the professional design & analysis solution for the manufacturing industry since 2006, and the current product "Cast-Designer","Cast-Designer Weld", "Geo-Designer", "AI-FORM", "SavingCAST", "C3P Engineering Tools" and "CastWorks" are marketed worldwide. With the combination of software development, advanced analysis, extensive product development experience and cost-effective human resources, C3P Software provide industry and manufacturing business with comprehensive solutions and engineering services on a global basis to meet their expectation in high quality, on-schedule delivery within 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 or http://www.cast-designer.com