This presentation focuses on two main topics:
– Numerical simulation on a mould heater for the Bridgman Process to understand solidification influences by geometry variations in contour baffle and chill-ring. Simulation results are compared with temperature measurements at a state-of-the-art VIM-IC 5 DS/SC furnace.
– Deep knowledge of electromagnetic interactions was used for numerical simulations in favour of full levitation melting at the industrial scale. Simulation results are proven in ALD’s unique melting and casting furnace ‘FastCast’.
Numerical simulations are increasingly applied to improve furnace performance and process quality for all kinds of furnace types by ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH. This expertise in various physical fields builds the foundation for customers approaching ALD with special requirements on process and materials exceeding the conventional metallurgical and heat treatment technologies.