CIVS Presents Simulator at Die Casting R&D Meeting

February 15, 2021

CIVS researchers showcased the latest developments on the die casting process simulator at the February 11 Die Casting R&D Meeting hosted by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA). The meeting was held virtually and was attended by die casting researchers and engineers from across the country. The purpose of the meeting was to present and receive feedback from industry leaders on research and development tasks that are important to die casting-based manufacturing.

The die casting process simulator developed by CIVS and collaborators is part of a 5-year project to develop and validate an interactive virtual reality simulator that can be used to educate die casting operators and improve their understanding of what is happening inside die casting machines and melting furnaces, resulting in improved casting quality, energy and cost savings, accelerated onboarding of new operators, and improved safety. The latest developments have introduced various scenarios which teach operators how to deal with issues that can arise while operating the die casting machine and melting furnaces, as well as maintenance and safety procedures. The simulator received positive comments and suggestions for continued development going forward.