Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd (‘Hitachi Industry & Control’) has announced the beginning of sales of the casting simulation system ADSTEFAN Ver. 2019 starting March 1, 2019, in Japan and April 1, 2019, in India, China and Southeast Asia. ADSTEFAN Ver. 2019 is newly equipped with an in-mold gas flow analysis function for sand casting, as well as the ability to improve accuracy of existing functions and reduce time required for analysis. It enables simulations that are closer to reality than conventional methods which consider the motion of the gas generated during sand casting inside the molds. With these characteristics, ADSTEFAN Ver. 2019 supports further reduction of the development term and improvement of product quality for casting.
ADSTEFAN Ver. 2019 supports three languages: Japanese, English and Chinese. Hitachi Industry & Control aims to sell 150 licenses annually to research, design, development and production divisions for social infrastructure, automobiles, transportation equipment, industrial machines and machine tools of Japanese and overseas companies.
ADSTEFAN is a casting simulation system which predicts the casting defects that occur in fields related to the production of base stocks. It simulates flow of molten metals into the molds and state of solidification, which are not directly visible, and visualizes the process as three-dimensional images. With this configuration, the new system enables a decline in the number of trial manufacturers, supporting the reduction of development term and improvement of product quality.
Since the start of sales of ADSTEFAN in 1999, its functions and product performance have been frequently expanded and improved in response to demand from user companies, based on the results of joint research performed with academic organisations, partner companies and the likes. This system has been upgraded year on year.