The Benefits and Hurdles of Using Shot Sleeve Simulation: A Case Study of a BMW Clutch Housing

The casting process simulation, as a tool to detect and eliminate problems in the die casting process and possible defects in the cast parts at an early stage, can be further improved by considering the processes in the shot sleeve. This will be illustrated in this webinar using an aluminium die cast part, a BMW clutch housing, with results from various shot sleeve simulations.

Different procedures for dosing and the sequence of the first filling phase are compared. Important basics and influencing factors are described. Advantages and disadvantages in the casting process and consequences for the cast part quality are presented.

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