The properties of a cast component are influenced by many factors; material, alloying elements, geometry, solidification rate and the robustness of the casting process. At RISE we have the resources and competence to optimise and adjust a component for the casting process. We can also assist in choosing material and developing alloys.
When designing cast components great knowledge on how cast materials work, how the component will be filled and solidify in its mould and how the geometry will affect the solidification rate and thereby the mechanical properties, is required. When using use recycled material, such as aluminium, impurities in the form of unwanted alloying elements or oxides, may also affect e.g. mechanical properties or corrosion properties. Increased use of recycled materials - for increased sustainability and resource efficiency - is a future that is necessary to reduce climate footprint.
We offer optimisation and analysis of new as well as existent components. We can assist in structural analysis, simulation of residual stresses and analysis of the material. We have specialists in for example cast iron, cast steels, aluminium and brass.
Evaluation of cast materials
By continuously evaluating components regarding mechanical properties, microstructure and structural analysis we keep ourselves updated and have broad knowledge of the cast component. We also have the possibility to perform process control and quality evaluation in our pilot foundry, which can be helpful if you e.g. want to try to change the material of a product or go from primary aluminium to recycled aluminium.
We use modern softwares for optimisation and analysis, and we have laboratories adapted to our purposes. Our clients come from different industries, for example aerospsace, automotive and workshop.
Collaboration and research within cast components
We collaborate with the foundry industry and its clients in publicly financed research projects as well as in client specific assignments. We also have several scheduled educational courses within casting and may also customise courses to suit a specific client.
We can assist in for example: