Sheffield Forgemasters Steel produces and sells ingots for forging whilst Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering produce sand castings up to 350 tonnes delivered weight. Simulation of both ingot and sand casting solidification is a crucial activity, allowing engineers to ensure that the solidification process proceeds in a manner that gives a sound product. Every cast product at Sheffield Forgemasters is simulated and, if necessary, refined to give the best possible casting/ingot. Key outputs of casting simulations are solidification time, hot spot identification, shrinkage, temperature and air gap formation.
Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 can offer:
- Simulation of ingot and/or foundry castings
- Design and manufacture of ingot mould assemblies