Magma and GTP Schäfer advance Foundry 4.0 and the digitalisation of the casting industry: technical data now available in MagmasoftVolker Karow
GTP Schäfer and Magma announce a cooperation in the digitalisation of foundries.
GTP is a producer of exothermic and insulating risers, and Magma a provider of software for the simulation and optimisation of casting processes. Technical riser data of the GTP Schäfer product range is to be made available in Magmasoft. Magmasoft is a powerful simulation tool that enables foundries to improve quality, optimise processes and reduce manufacturing costs by allowing the foundry to simulate gating and risering prior to the production of castings. The shape and size of the riser, as well as the position can be adjusted until the desired solidification is reached permitting the production of castings free from porosity and stress.
Due to the technical cooperation between the two companies, the thermo-physical data for the GTP’s product range is made available to all Magmasoft 5.4 users worldwide, plus all who have purchased the update rights, to simulate castings.
The data of GTP’s standard product range enables the foundry to select risers having a modulus between 0.7 to 5.0 cm via a database accessed from the Magmasoft 5.4 program. Supplementary to the standard product range an online interface developed between Magmasoft and the digital online portal ‘GTP Toolbox’ allows users to import their customised portfolio that includes risers that were specifically developed to meet the individual requirement of the customer into Magma. The user-friendly toolbox data offers access to riser, sleeve and breaker core geometries in both 2D and 3D format meaning that labour intensive creation of files for individual customer use is no longer necessary. The riser data that can be accessed directly from the GTP Toolbox or via the main GTP website is, therefore, always up-to-date.
GTP Schäfer and Magma will be exhibiting at the Gifa trade fair (from 25-29 June) in Düsseldorf, and demonstrate what this new cooperation can offer to foundries.