Farrar is excited to announce that our state-of-the-art pattern shop has invested in MAGMASOFT®, an innovative foundry engineering software. Pattern shop personnel will have completed initial training by August 22, and Farrar will begin to utilize the software in the coming weeks.
MAGMA, a company that has been a staple in the metal casting industry since 1988, is a trusted worldwide developer of casting software. This software offers solidification and flow analysis capabilities while giving our team the ability to optimize tooling designs prior to sampling.
“Our investment in MAGMASOFT® will allow us to effectively produce quality castings with optimized tooling designs,” said Chad Allender, Farrar’s Pattern Shop Engineering Supervisor. “We look forward to the reduction in production costs this will bring as we optimize existing jobs. This simulation software will reduce the ‘trial and error’ when sampling new jobs and allow us to mitigate potential defects during the initial design rather than during sampling. “
Farrar’s team of engineers provides customers with a flexible design process to meet the specific needs of each project.
MAGMASOFT® will only elevate that process, in addition to Solidworks 2021 and MasterCAM, which are the two other programs our pattern shop utilizes.
The software upgrade continues the trend of improvements that has been prevalent at Farrar in the past few years. Earlier this spring, we installed a cutting-edge FBO-IIS 20 x 24 molding line from Roberts Sinto that will increase the capacity of our ductile iron foundry. Other recent capital investments include two new 2500KW Inductotherm coreless induction furnaces that were installed in early 2019 and two DMG-Mori NTX 5-axis CNC machining centers that were added in late 2019 and early 2020. We have also invested in upgrading our shakeout system, including new conveyors and a media drum.
Continuous improvement is one of our core values and we are committed to finding new ways to enhance our products, pricing, and lead times for our loyal customers.
If you are interested in using Farrar for your next project, visit our contact page to request a quote and get in touch with our manufacturing experts.