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The ASK Chemicals Design Services Group is proud to announce that Arena-flow - industry leading sand/core simulation software - is currently available on Windows. The longstanding Linux-based software is now more accessible than ever. In addition, its greatest conversion barriers were singlehandedly eliminated by adopting the world's most widely used platform: licensing management, internal integration (IT) and platform familiarity. At last, casting simulation engineers can house the finest software/tools under one platform roof (Microsoft). Arena-flow is the most advanced particle-flow simulation software available. Contact ASK Chemicals to complete your software mix today!
Live presentations of the newest version of Arena-flow (Windows-based application) will be taking place at the 119th Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, OH. Come to the Hilton Hotel - attached to the Columbus Convention Center - where demonstrations will be taking place in the “Edward Parker Hayden” room at 10AM on April, 22nd.
Director of Design Services & Product Specialist - Americas
Phone: +1 (614) 763-0202
Arena-flow is a revolutionary package for core-making and tooling design; it’s based on the science of two phase computational fluid dynamics, (CPFD) enabling technology that makes the modeling of core blowing possible. Arena-flow is the only foundry engineering software package which uses the revolutionary CPFD technology to model sand core filling and curing. CPFD simulates not only the granular sand motion and air flow in the tooling, but also the significant interaction between the two.
Consistent core quality is a prerequisite for achieving controllable casting quality. Low-density cores result in core breakage or unacceptable metal penetration. High density cores lead to shake-out difficulty or gas-related casting defects. Uniform, consistent, controllable core quality is desired.
Arena-flow gives you the information needed to accurately and efficiently solve foundry problems. Arena-flow enables you to:
produce consistent cores with confidence gain insight into core-related casting defects minimize scrap
While quality is important, it seems everything becomes more urgent when directly impacting the company bottom line. Defects have a cost. The cost increases depending on whether the defects result in merely scrap cores or also scrap castings. If the quality-assurance is not adequate, then castings are put into operation resulting in recalls or a "poor-quality" image, which is far more costly.
Alternately, some foundries have high quality. Here the cost-savings obtained by using Arena-flow are not related to defect reduction, but rather process optimization. Arena-flow enables you to:
Today, cold-box core blowing remains one of the primary applications of Arena-flow world-wide. The Arena-flow Graphical User Interface (GUI) has a specific "binder-coated sand" core blowing module with features specific to cold-box cores. Sand core engineering physical models include:
Other Arena-flow customers utilize a shell sand process. The Arena-flow "shell sand" core blowing module has many of the same features as the "binder-coatedsand" module, but model parameters are set specifically for shell sand processes. Sand core engineering physical models include:
Filling the core with sand is only one part of the sand core creation process. A core is useless until it is hardened. Arena-flow's "gas curing" module is used to optimize this potentially time-consuming process. Features include:
Arena-flow is available to customers through software licensing agreements or engineering service contracts.
Customers who license the software technology receive unlimited usage for one year, continuous technical support, and software updates. Engineering service contracts can include a wide array of support including custom design projects with tooling engineers and face –to –face guidance in using the software to solve specific problems.