Set the direction for success

BECKER stands for high degree of engineering efficiency which is achieved by effective program management, latest hardware and software, and seamless data transfer because we use the software of our customers.

Whether the product geometry, core package geometry, or tooling geometry – the 3D database always plays the key role in setting the course for your success.

3D database including validation



Casting and Core Package Geometry

Based on the product model of our customers we generate a complete 3D database of the core package and a 3D database of the casting geometry. The database represents all casting specific production requirements like machining allowances, radii, draft, and core printing. A systematic approach of core printing and core clearances guarantee precise and reliable core packages. Each 3D database is always perfectly coordinated for its own particular requirements, beginning with rapid prototyping and migrating to high volume production.

Tooling Design

The 3D tooling design is generated based on the 3D core package design.
This is done in close cooperation with the foundry and the tooling manufacturer.
Advanced parametric and associative designs allow for effective and flexible program execution. The 3D database is used to generate detailed tooling drawings. Each design is specifically customized for rapid prototyping, low volume production, or high volume production.


Validation of the 3D Database

Since our 3D databases represent 100% of the product geometry and tooling geometry, we are able to validate all aspects of the process (e.g. Wall Thicknesses, Milling Allowances, Assembly and Bypass Clearances, Partings)  before the actual manufacturing of tooling or castings.
Design errors that are detected during casting machining or on a dynamometer can create large financial penalties and time delays.
Therefore our detailed validation procedures of all our 3D databases are evidence of our commitment to Excellence, resulting in economic value.

Computer simulation



The simulation of complex processes and test procedures avoid errors and lead to cost and time savings for our customers and us.
Therefore, we take advantage of the following computer simulations:

  • Moldfill and solidification simulation
  • Computation of residual stress and distortion.
  • Computation of mechanical properties including dendrite arm spacing (DAS).

This allows us to make the appropriate changes prior to tooling manufacturing or casting of the first part.

The target: Maximize quality while minimizing risk, cost, and timing.