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CD-adapco and Access Unveil STAR-Cast, a Mould Breaking Tool for Casting Simulation

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Date:Mon, 23 Nov 2009, 8:53 p.m.

CD-adapco and Access are proud to announce the first public release of STAR-Cast, a new tool that revolutionizes industrial casting simulation. Developed in collaboration between a world leading provider of CAE technology and recognized international experts in casting and metallurgy, STAR-Cast brings unrivalled ease-of-use and automation to the simulation of casting processes, and introduces a new level of multi-disciplinary sophistication to simulation results.

Based around the advanced technology that powers CD-adapco’s leading CAE software tools STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD, STAR-Cast provides a comprehensive process for multiphase casting simulation - liquid, solid and gaseous –including conjugate heat transfer, a sharp resolution of the filling front, free-surface fragmentation, motion of trapped gas bubbles in melt, natural convection in melt and gas.

“STAR-Cast is an entirely new concept in Casting Simulation that for the first time places industrial strength simulation technology in the hands of foundrymen, casting designers and tool makers,” says CD-adapco President Steve MacDonald. “The partnership between CD-adapco and ACCESS has resulted in a formidable tool that I sincerely believe will lead to unprecedented levels of innovation and cost-reduction in industrial casting.”

Access Managing Director Robert Guntlin says, “STAR-Cast is a best practice example for excellence in science demonstrated in application. The joint knowledge from CAE technologies, materials research and metal casting processes opens the door to a new realm of simulation technology in industrial casting”.

STAR-Cast is a true compelling engineering simulation solution for a broad range of casting processes:

For more information on STAR-Cast, please visit:

About CD-adapco

CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD -focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in CFD and FEA.

For more information on CD-adapco please visit:

About Access

Access is an independent research centre associated with the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) in Germany. 50 engineers and scientists are pooling a diversity of individual skills to merge both scientific and technological know-how in materials and processes with a special focus on metallic materials and casting processes.

For more information on Acess please visit:


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