15 New Customers Choose ESI Group for Casting Simulation
Following the acquisitions of Calcom, ProCAST and CALCOSOFT software, ESI Group becomes a leading provider of casting and industrial metallurgy simulation
GIFA 2003, D�sseldorf, June 16, 2003: ESI Group announced today that 15 new customers worldwide are now equipped with the company’s casting simulation applications. Following the acquisitions of Calcom (CALCOSOFT software developer and European distributor of ProCAST) and ProCAST software from UES Software at the end of 2002, the leaders in the automotive, casting and metallurgy industries have actively shown their confidence in ESI Group to meet their casting simulation needs.
In the transport industry, new reference customers include world leaders such as Ford, General Motors, Man Nutzfahrzeuge and Yamaha. Among suppliers, reference customers such as a famous tire manufacturer in France, CMS in Turkey, Bet Shemesh in Israel, and Zhuhai Huarun Weisida Electronics in China all use ESI Group software to simulate diverse casting processes. In Europe, other references include the metallurgist Umicore, the foundries Siempelkamp and Aianox, and in Asia, the National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Hoang Trung Tradco, Anji Foundry Works and the North West Polytechnic University.
"While these acquisitions are quite recent, the integration into ESI Group of ProCAST and CALCOSOFT software, as well as the engineers from UES Software and Calcom are already a success," declared Dominique Lefebvre, casting solutions product manager at ESI Group. "The new metallurgic section we have created now has close to 50 experts and engineering specialists. The synergies and complementary nature of our complete range of software enables us now to offer powerful, effective solutions for each different sector of the casting and metallurgy industries."
Simulation of Foundry Processes
Based on a structured finite volume technology, PAM-CAST simulates a wide range of processes including gravity die casting, low-pressure die casting, semi-solid, and lost foam processes. The latest release offers advanced high-pressure die casting simulation capabilities, a new interface for thermo-mechanical coupling and enhanced data exchange with CAD systems.
ProCAST simulates high and low-pressure die casting, sand-casting and lost wax processes. The software package efficiently integrates with most CAD software and relies exclusively on the finite element technology, coupling thermal, fluid and stress in order to provide rapid optimization of casting designs.
CALCOSOFT is the only software package on the market truly tailored for the needs of continuous and semi-continuous casting processes. In addition to being an efficient modeling tool, CALCOSOFT takes into account physical properties, including macrosegregation, hot tearing, gas porosity, prediction of grain structures and primary and secondary phase modeling.
About ESI Group
ESI Group is a pioneer and world leading provider of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes that take into account the physics of materials. ESI Group has developed an entire suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications to realistically simulate a product's behavior during testing, to fine tune the manufacturing processes in synergy with the desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment's impact on product usage. ESI Group's product portfolio, which has been industrially validated and combined in multi-trade value chains, represents a unique collaborative, virtual engineering solution, known as the Virtual Try-Out Space (VTOS), enabling a continuous improvement on the virtual prototype. By drastically reducing costs and development lead times, VTOS solutions offer major competitive advantages by progressively eliminating the need for physical prototypes. With revenues close to 43 million euros in fiscal year 2002, ESI Group (Nouveau March麠Euronext Paris - Software - Euroclear 6584 - Bloomberg ESI FP - Reuters ESIG.LN) employs over 400 high-level specialists worldwide. The company and its global network of agents provide sales and technical support to customers in more than 30 countries. On the Net: ESI Group site: