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Manufacturing processes

High silicon casting industrial manufacturing system.

Assure a serial manufacturing without defects.

A robust manufacturing process thanks to the integration of predictive ad-hoc control models for each product reference.

High silicon alloys present important peculiarities in comparisson to standard grades, especially in terms of feeding capacity and tendency to contraction. For this reason, their behavior differs significantly from the behavior modeled by the simulation systems available in the market.

The system for the Industrial Manufacture of High Silicon Iron Castings developed by AZTERLAN makes it possible to mass-produce this type of components, overcoming the usual difficulties presented by their development:

Aitor Loizaga
Aitor Loizaga

Head of Iron Foundry Technologies



Implementation phases

1. Analysis by means of predictive simulation

Initial study of the solidification characteristics of each reference in the mold, based on the actual quality of the metal, using the Thermolan® and Kasandra® systems.

2. Identification of the source of defects

Sorting of the defects by causes, zones and incidence to determine the subsequent adjustments to be made on the metal and the predictive model to be developed.

3. Adjustment of preditions and simulations

Determination of the appropriate process ranges (temperature, composition, etc.) for defect-free manufacturing, metallurgical optimization and customization of the Thermolan® thermal analysis system.

4. Development and implementation of control software

Development of an application that integrates the criteria or models of the shrinkage tendency of the alloys studied with the results of standard solidification simulation tools or integration in Kasandra® software.

Assure the quality production of your parts

We can help you improve your casting process.


Shaping the
Foundry of the Future

“The Foundry of the Future is that of connected processes that is able to take advantage of the knowledge generated inside the company at the same time that it keeps learning from its manufacturing and market experience.

Along with a deep knowledge of metallurgy, Industry 4.0 technologies, advanced data management systems and machine learning technologies have landed in this industry to transform the way castings are conceived”.

Susana Méndez, PhD

Susana Méndez, PhD
Director of Foundry Technologies

Aitor Loizaga

Aitor Loizaga
Iron Foundry Technologies

Asier Bakedano, PhD

Asier Bakedano, PhD
Light Materials

Dr. Javier Nieves

Javier Nieves, PhD
Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies



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