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Built for material forming

Let us talk casting: the casting community needs to understand physical phenomena at a global scale in combination with the micro-scale processes. In multi-physics simulations such as thermo-mechanical foundry, simulating complex interactions including cooling, shrinking metal, molds interaction and other elements of the casting process are challenging, not only from a simulation perspective, but also in terms of visualization. 
Effective post-processing techniques are essential, making it possible for engineers and process designers to look through the opaque mold, gain insights, locate possible defects, identify particle streamlines, improve and optimize casting processes before production.

But with hundreds or thousands of time steps and complex physics come big result databases, sometimes with hundreds of GB, and creating a high-performance, high visual quality, fully featured post-processor for such an application is a non-trivial endeavor.

For 20 years Ceetron has created 3D visualization tools for engineering applications. Our visualization technology is today integrated with a number of major CAE software packages, including Transvalor (material forming), Autodesk (CFD), Dassault Systèmes (structural optimization) and DNV GL (modelling of marine structures). Ceetron’s light-weight 3D viewers based on the VTFx industry standard file format are being used on a daily basis by thousands of simulation engineers communicating and sharing their FEA or CFD simulations results with their engineering peers.

Here is an interesting case study from the material forming industry:

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To build complete CAE applications for the material forming industry:

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To view material forming 3D models for free:

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Or if you just want to post-process in the cloud (animation is courtesy of Transvalor):

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