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.
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 *