NovaCast Foundry Solutions

NovaCast Foundry Solutions
– for process excellence
NovaCast Foundry Solutions
NovaCast Foundry Solutions develops,
produces and markets software and system
solutions within Casting Simulation and
Process Control for the global foundry industry.
NovaCast Foundry Solutions’ team includes a global network
of agents and distributors.
to the global foundry
industry since 1981
NovaCast Foundry Solutions’
business is in Foundry Technology,
one of two business areas within
the NovaCast Technologies group,
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Small Cap list (NCAS B).
In the early 80’s the development work of foundry innovator Rudolf Sillén
laid the foundations for today’s NovaCast Foundry Solutions AB. New
solutions allowed the global foundry industry to resolve complicated metallurgical problems. Development of our casting simulation software started
in 1985 and the first version was released in 1994. Our thermal analysis
systems were continuosly developed during many years, with the first release in the mid 90’s. Efforts towards enhancements have continued ever
since and we have become a close partner to foundries world-wide.
Our headquarters are in Ronneby
in southern Sweden. We have a
sales office in Gothenburg and a
subsidiary in Chicago, USA –
NovaCast Solutions USA Inc.
Our own organization, cooperating
closely with over 25 well-chosen
agents, provides global strength
as well as intense local presence
on many geographical markets.
The foundry industry is undergoing tremendous development driven by
increasing demands on quality assurance, consistency of the metallurgical
processes and environmental control. NovaCast Foundry Solutions provides software and system solutions addressing these issues to help customers become more cost effective and develop their businesses.
Our Research and Development
team cooperates with highly
skilled experts in Russia, Italy,
Turkey, Germany and the USA.
Creating added value for our customers
We offer expert assistance and services which create added value for our
customers. Added value that can be measured in terms of efficient product
development, shorter product lead times, quality-assured foundry processes,
positive effects on the environment and increased competitive strength,
ultimately leading to increased profits for our customers.
Business idea
Our business idea is to assist the global foundry industry in developing
metallurgical processes, from concept to finished products. By listening
and focusing on customer needs we are able to provide software, service
and system solutions that make a difference and create added value.
We focus on customer needs,
ensuring that foundries work with
tools that will make a difference.
Meeting our customers needs
Service • Software • System Solutions
Meeting our
customers’ needs
core products
NovaCast Foundry Solutions offers services, software and system solutions
for all phases of the foundry process, from planning and simulation to
process and quality control, as well as evaluation. Our system solutions
using thermal analysis can be tailored to any foundry metallurgical process
involving grey, nodular or compacted graphite iron. For casting simulation
solutions we also work with non-ferrous metals such as aluminum. Our
core products are NovaFlow & Solid CV, a casting simulation software and
ATAS, a thermal analysis system, for process control.
NovaFlow & Solid CV
Mould filling and solidification
simulation programs for
applications such as gravity
sand and permanent mould
casting, low and high
pressure die casting, lost wax
method, tilt pouring and lost
foam process.
NovaCast Foundry Solutions’ range of software includes products
for the entire process from planning and simulation to process and
quality control: design of gating and feeding systems, charge calculation, mould filling and simulation for gravity and high pressure die
casting, stress calculation, process control system for analyzing,
stabilizing and optimizing the foundry process, for low volume and
prototype production for CGI and a system for mass production of
components in CGI.
ATAS and Graphyte
Thermal analysis systems for
process control of grey,
ductile and compacted
graphite (CGI) irons.
NovaCast Foundry Solutions and our agents communicate with
customers to assist them from the first contact through planning,
purchase, installation and implementation to after sales support. We
analyze, stabilize and optimize existing foundry processes. Through
our consultancy service we share our expertise, know-how and experience to advise, provide guidance and assist foundries and their
suppliers in problem solving and project implementation. Training
sessions and seminars are held at local venues, on site or on-line for
all levels of users.
System Solutions:
System solutions from NovaCast Foundry Solutions can be tailored
to any foundry metallurgical process involving grey, nodular or
compacted graphite iron when it comes to systems using thermal
analysis and in the case of simulation solutions we also work with
non-ferrous metals such as aluminum.
Service on-line
– a powerful way of
communicating with
our customers
Support and Research
whenever and wherever it’s needed
Partner Agreement
Core products
Our concept of Technology Partner Agreements (TPA) has been well
adopted by the foundry industry. A large number of customers choose to
sign TPA to ensure access to the latest system versions and high quality
support. Continuous support helps to maintain a high level of foundry
expertise, increase knowledge about the foundry process and thereby
further reduce production costs. In addition, Technology Partners have
access to on-line support from our specialists, an efficient tool to use when
specific questions arise that are difficult to explain on the phone or via
e-mail. On-line support can also be
used to demonstrate various aspects
of NovaCast Foundry Solutions products, explain curve characteristics,
solidi­fication scenarios, trouble-shooting,
setting data-bases and calibration.
ovaFlow & Solid CV™
– a mould filling and solidification simulation package
for gravity & high pressure
die casting.
• NovaStress CV™
– an add-on program that
calculates the stresses
occurring in the casting during solidification and cooling
of the component.
• ATAS® – a modular process
control system for analyzing,
optimizing and stabilizing the
foundry process.
• Graphyte Batch®
– a process control system
for low volume and prototype production of compacted graphite iron (CGI).
• Graphyte Flow®
– a process control system
for mass production of
components in CGI.
Other products
Research and
Research and development is the key process at NovaCast Foundry
Solutions. It is important to involve customers when developing software
solutions. We react to all new developments and changes in the foundry
industry to ensure that our products and knowhow are aligned with our
customers’ requirements. Our experts are closely involved in discussions
with customers to address issues and real problems. At the same time, we
have an opportunity and obligation to drive new developments of knowledge connected to metallurgical processes towards even deeper understanding. Our development team is highly international, with members in
Sweden, USA, Turkey, Germany, Russia and Italy, lead by product managers
in Sweden.
• Foundry Technology III™
– a software package mainly
for design of gating and
feeding systems.
•Metal Master™
– a powerful program for
charge calculation.
Lean production
One further step into the future
Platform for
Lean production
The realization that foundry processes based on Lean production can
increase competitiveness as well as improve profitability is encouraging
foundries to introduce this production practice. This step can demand
large changes on all levels in an organization and we at NovaCast Foundry
Solutions can play an active role as partner.
Together with foundry employees, production management and company
management we can assist the foundry in developing standardized
production methods required for achieving continuous improvements. Our
experts can provide extensive support to staff responsible for implementing
developments in accordance with Lean.
Our systems are flexible and user-friendly, making the transition to Lean
production easy. They allow many possibilities of adjustments to the foundry’s
specific needs and competence levels. Working with our customers in this
way will help to build a “learning foundry organization” with strong commitment to foundry issues and a broad understanding of the usage of various
system solutions.
Our specialists analyze the work flow. A solution is suggested to stabilize
detected limitations in the process. Implementation of the system solution
optimizes the result.
Underrubrik om det behövs
NovaCast Foundry Solutions is a global company with over 500 customers
in more than 40 countries in business related to the automotive industry,
the wind farm power industry, marine applications, food and transportation
sectors, architecture and interior design, offshore, prototyping and many
Some of 500 customers world-wide
Scandinavia – Nya Arvika Gjuteri, Vestas Castings Group AS, Componenta Corporation, Keycast Ljungby AB, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan,
Roslagsgjuteriet AB
Europe – Zanardi Fonderie S.p.A., Precision Disc Castings Ltd., Fiday
Gestion, Teksid Iron Poland, Le Creuset, William Lee, Ali Dökum, Istanbul
Dökum, SCF Dökum Makina Sanayi, Grundfos, Kienle & Spiess, Linde
Material Handling, Artur Monse GmbH
Asia – Daehan Special Metal Co. Ltd., Isuzu Castec Corporation, Brakes
India Ltd, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Saudi Mechanical
Industries, Sri Akila Casting, KOGI Corporation, Yamato Intec, Hyundai
INI Steel, Mahle, Omen, Siam Nawaloha Foundry Co Ltd
USA – Neenah Foundry Company, Caterpillar Tractor Co., John Deere,
Columbus Steel Castings, Torrance Casting Inc., Hitachi
”NovaFlow & Solid produces simulation results that are very
close to reality, much closer than any of its competitors”
Floren Baert, Project and Simulation Manager at La Fonte Ardennaise, France
”Casting simulation is a very important part of our methoding
system and our effort to produce optimum quality products”
Ibrahim Arda, Anadolu Steel Casting, Turkey
”NovaFlow & Solid is improving the quality of our products
and makes it possible to offer our customers improved service”
Herbert Trebes, Oskar Frech GmbH, Germany
”The ATAS system provides us with efficient process control
of the complete casting process, from the base iron to the
final treated and inoculated melt”
Roy Elowsson, Foundry Manager, CTC, Sweden
whether it is adapting new system solutions tailored
for your foundry or immediate support issues. Our
colleagues are committed to assisting customers.
We are there for our customers
We always do our best to solve customer
We listen
We are focused on recognizing customer
We are knowledgeable
Metallurgical expertise, as well as leading
software expertise, is available. This unique
combination is built into the solutions we
We are easy to work with
It is easy to do business with us, in close
cooperation with our colleagues.
We are committed
Our commitment to developing the foundry
industry and our customers’ foundry
processes is the driving force in all our
customer relations.
NovaCast Foundry Solutions AB
Soft Center, SE-372 25 Ronneby, SWEDEN
Telephone: +46 (0)457 386 300 Fax: +46 (0)457 156 22 Foto: NovaCasts egna bilder Tryck: Printfabriken 2010/10
It is our goal
to always provide
the best possible solutions
for your foundry,