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November 24, 2009
STAR-Cast unveiled

CD-adapco and Access unveil STAR-Cast, a mould breaking tool for Casting Simulation.

CD-adapco and Access are proud to announce the first public release of STAR-Cast, a new tool that revolutionizes industrial casting simulation. Developed in collaboration between a world leading provider of CAE technology and recognized international experts in casting and metallurgy, STAR-Cast brings unrivalled ease-of-use and automation to the simulation of casting processes, and introduces a new level of multi-disciplinary sophistication to simulation results.

Based around the advanced technology that powers CD-adapco’s leading CAE software tools STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD, STAR-Cast provides a comprehensive process for multiphase casting simulation – liquid, solid and gaseous – including conjugate heat transfer, a sharp resolution of the filling front, free-surface fragmentation, motion of trapped gas bubbles in melt, natural convection in melt and gas.

“STAR-Cast is an entirely new concept in Casting Simulation that for the first time places industrial strength simulation technology in the hands of foundrymen, casting designers and tool makers,” says CD-adapco President Steve MacDonald. “The partnership between CD-adapco and ACCESS has resulted in a formidable tool that I sincerely believe will lead to unprecedented levels of innovation and cost-reduction in industrial casting.”

Access Managing Director Robert Guntlin says, “STAR-Cast is a best practice example for excellence in science demonstrated in application. The joint knowledge from CAE technologies, materials research and metal casting processes opens the door to a new realm of simulation technology in industrial casting”.

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