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Sleeve and chiller thickness and placement

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I'm a foundry consultant mostly working with steel and nickel-base castings, looking for a fast and easy simulation program to verify methods quickly.

Click2Cast is one of my favorites and I did watch almost all videos available on the net to learn about the capability of the program.

There's one requirement I have, and didn't see in any video. Is it possible to use different thicknesses of sleeves and chillers on the same casting?

If so, how can this be done?

For the placements of chillers, which are not covering an entire surface, it seems necessary to attach bosses in the STL with the size of the chillers and a very small height, like 0,5 mm.

Is that a correct way to place local chillers or is there an other method?

 

Thanks for your answer.

BR

Franz

 

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Hello Franz,

You are right regarding chillers, if your chiller is not in an entire surface we recommend to extrude a little bit the surface of the part in contact with the chiller to be able to select it as a chiller in C2C.

Regarding different thicknesses on the sleeves or chillers, what you can do is to use both components, so you can select the “first chiller thickness” using the chiller component and the “second chiller thickness” using the sleeve component and then creating the same chiller material inside the sleeves using the dB editor and conversely.  

If you wanted to use more than 2 thicknesses you would have to change thicknesses manually and run the solver in batch mode...

Jfyi, we are moving C2C to a parametric engine and in the next version of C2C (C2C 2018) all these limitations will disappear.

Best Regards

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46 minutes ago, Pau said:

Hello Franz,

You are right regarding chillers, if your chiller is not in an entire surface we recommend to extrude a little bit the surface of the part in contact with the chiller to be able to select it as a chiller in C2C.

Regarding different thicknesses on the sleeves or chillers, what you can do is to use both components, so you can select the “first chiller thickness” using the chiller component and the “second chiller thickness” using the sleeve component and then creating the same chiller material inside the sleeves using the dB editor and conversely.  

If you wanted to use more than 2 thicknesses you would have to change thicknesses manually and run the solver in batch mode...

Jfyi, we are moving C2C to a parametric engine and in the next version of C2C (C2C 2018) all these limitations will disappear.

Best Regards

Hello Pau,

Thanks for your fast response, much appreciated.

To use he sleeve component as a second chiller is not possible, all my designs are using riser(s) with sleeves and chiller(s) at the same time.

Also changing something manually is not really the way I want to work, so I have to either wait for the C2C 2018 and evaluate or going with a competive product.

BR

Franz

 

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