In contrast to the hand grinding, mallets and ladles commonly associated with foundries, today Hodge Foundry makes full use of the modern tools of the trade—including advanced computer modeling and spectrographic analysis—to ensure that castings meet the demanding requirements and quality specifications of our customers.
Modern mold fill and solidification modeling allows us to predict temperature and volume changes, as well as in-mold turbulence and potential “hot spots,” prior to actual melting and pouring. Our on-site modeling programs include MAGMASOFT® —the most advanced mold fill and solidification software tool available in the marketplace today.
In using such tools, Hodge Foundry engineers can work directly from customer-supplied solid models in multiple formats, or create our own using CAD software. In order to ensure the highest probability of success on the first pour, some complex castings have been modeled over 10 times prior to being released into production.