THERCAST® is a simulation software devoted to foundry and casting processes. The solution is a real lever of competitiveness for parts design and process development of various industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, heavy industry, etc.
THERCAST® is proposed by Transvalor, one of the leading players in the field of simulation software for material forming processes. The first commercial version, based on decencies of research and development, has been released in 2012.
Master all your foundry processes
THERCAST® has three main fields of applications: initially intended for ingot casting and continuous casting processes, the software now also targets all foundry technologies.
In foundry casting, many kind of processes can be simulated with this software, whatever the technology used:
- Sand casting
- Shell mold casting
- Low-pressure die-casting
- High-pressure die-casting
- Centrifugal casting
- Tilt casting
- Lost-wax casting
For any kind of metal alloys
To meet the requirements of molded component manufacturers, THERCAST® is suited for any kind of ferrous or non-ferrous alloys as aluminum alloys, steel, copper, magnesium alloys, zamak alloys etc. You can also easily implement and customize your material data.
Add value to your processes and components with predictive modeling
With a simulation software like THERCAST®, many industrial challenges can be mastered:
- detect the defects that could appear during the process
- reduce the number of tests before proper process calibration
- better under physical phenomena
- extend tool and mold service life
- propose innovative products
- reduce costs of development and manufacturing
- guarantee the feasibility and improve the quality of the final part
THERCAST® allows to calibrate processes and to accurately determine the specifications of the products. Indeed the casting systems can be optimized, as well as the riser system, and mold deformation can be predicted. The complete multi-phase metal behavior can be simulated: liquid state filling under turbulence, solidifying and primary shrinkage allowing for the mushy zone, primary and secondary shrinkage after complete solidification.
THERCAST® also predicts the microstructure evolution of the material during the process with grain structure. Phase transformations that appear during solidification (transformation areas with ferrite, perlite…) can be determined. The software integrates predictive metallurgical models dealing with micro-segregation phenomena that can lead to macro-segregations.
Act to prevent risks
THERCAST® software enables to predict and locate defects at a macroscopic and microscopic scale that could appear during the filling or the solidification.
The software will precisely indicate where primary or secondary shrinkage may occur, underfillings, air gaps, cracks, stresses and distortion, porosities, micro-segregations, grain growth, etc.
Significant benefits at various stages of your business
- In the R&D phase, for the development of innovative or complex products
- In the quote phase, to be able to estimate costs and position itself quickly
- In the design & process development phase, to accelerate the market launch
- In the production phase, to control manufacturing costs
An effective and intuitive user experience
Evolve in a multilingual graphical interface and enjoy a 100% business-oriented experience with THERCAST®.
THERCAST® allows you to benefit from customizable simulation models adapted to each molding technology. You can do your data setup or view your results at any time in the same interface, as well as simulate filling and solidification in a single calculation.
Our multi-view mode will allow you to easily compare different process. You can also track points and particles.
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