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This is a permanent mold casting study of the mold design and mold-casting process of an aluminum alloy single-sided-swing-arm developed through the collaboration of EnginSoft, experts in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation and GFT Battistini, experts in modeling and production of molds on behalf of a major European motorcycle manufacturer.
This summary of the project illustrates the role that computer aided engineering (CAE) played in the design of the mold, and of the die casting process used to produce the single-sided-swing arm.
Starting from the mathematical model supplied by the customer we carried out a four step analysis:
Based on the production results and those obtained from the analysis of the first casts produced, we concluded that we had provided substantial assistance to GFT Battistini in the following areas:
EnginSoft has years of experience in the computer simulation of metal processing, having been involved in hundreds of projects world-wide. We would love to assist you with your permanent mold casting projects. Our experts are standing by to answer your questions: we can assist both in the design phase of a new part as illustrated in the case study above as well as in the quality improvement of existing parts.
Transmission design is mainly based on the mechanical aspects of the transmission and lubrication is an aspect that is verified, and eventually corrected, based on bench testing, i.e. once the design phase has been completed and a physical prototype is available.
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