Coreform wins grant to develop simulation software for Giga cast parts

OREM, UTAH — Coreform LLC, developer of next-generation computer-aided engineering software, has won a competitive grant to develop a method for simulating Giga cast parts.

Published: 17 January 2024

The US Department of Energy has announced Coreform’s receipt of a competitive SBIR grant to improve modern car manufacturing. The funded project will develop software to allow engineering simulation of auto parts manufactured with modern Giga casting techniques.

Giga-casting refers to using a large aluminum die-casts part to replace complicated sheet-metal assemblies composed of dozens of individual parts. The process of giga-casting saves automotive manufacturers significant time and money, but existing engineering simulation software is unable to handle crash simulation for cars with giga-cast parts. Coreform’s proprietary isogeometric analysis software has the potential to solve this problem and allow for crash simulation of giga-cast parts.

Potential benefits of this project include improved automotive safety, accelerated time to market for new automobiles, and improved energy efficiency through lighter-weight cars. The developed technology will also help safer products get to market faster across other industries including aerospace, nuclear energy, and defense.

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