Title: Computer-aided system for multi-cavity die-casting die-design

Authors: Vijay Kumar; Jatinder Madan

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anand International College of Engineering, Jaipur, Rajasthan-303012, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (Degree Wing), Sector 26, Chandigarh-160019, India

Abstract: Die-design for the die-casting process is a time consuming and non-trivial task that requires domain knowledge and vast experience of a die-designer. Complexity of the die-design activity further increases in case of a multi-cavity die. In the present research work an attempt has been made to develop a computer-aided system, which facilitates design of a multi-cavity die-casting die taking part product model as input. The proposed system, multi-cavity die designer, works as an add-on application to an existing CAD software namely SolidWorks. To demonstrate capabilities of the developed system, the results for two industrial case study parts are presented. Proposed system is a step forward to design-manufacturing integration for die-casting process.

Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; multi-cavity die casting; die design; cavity layout design; core cavity design; side core design; gating system design; application programming interface; API.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2016.075399

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2016 Vol.9 No.1, pp.36 - 55

Received: 28 Apr 2015
Accepted: 05 Sep 2015

Published online: 19 Mar 2016 *

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