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.

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.

“When new manufacturing techniques like Giga-casting are introduced, traditional simulation software capabilities often lag behind,” says Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Sederberg. “Our isogeometric analysis technology is a new approach that won’t be overwhelmed by modern manufacturing innovations.”

Giga-casting refers to using a large aluminum die-cast 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.

About Coreform LLC

Coreform develops next-generation computer-aided engineering software. Coreform’s founders are authorities in isogeometric analysis and are widely cited researchers. The Coreform IGA solver is based on smooth CAD spline geometry, offering greater accuracy than the faceted meshes used in legacy CAE software. Coreform is also the exclusive commercial distributor of the Cubit meshing software. Coreform was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Utah, USA.