Casting Modification

This was the first project we did for VW/Audi we were approached through recommendation from a previous customer. we worked with their casting supplier in order to change the design of the sump casting as the casting was experiencing shrinkage. There was also a requirement to improve material flow in certain areas of the casting. The changes were agreed by all parties and we then proceeded with the design changes on the CAD model. Upon completion of the changes, the model was analysed using Magma flow simulation software. The design changes proved satisfactory & we proceeded with updating all associated models and drawings. The files were then sent back to VW for approval.


Processes Involved


  • 3D Cad Design Pro Engineer (Casting & Machined models)
  • Magma flow
  • Design Reviews
  • Detailed Machine Drawings
  • Suppliers & Customer Liaison
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Support


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