ESI has developed a set of applications for the foundry industry to improve casting yield and quality. QuikCAST – a fast and efficient solution for process evaluation – and ProCAST – an advanced tool which is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration with major industrial partners and academic institutions around the world. QuikCAST focuses on the basics of any casting process: filling, solidification and porosity prediction. ProCAST, based on Finite Element technology, is able to predict deformations and residual stresses and can also address more specific processes like semi-solid modeling, core blowing, centrifugal casting, lost foam and continuous casting. In 2006, ProCAST received the European Technology Leadership of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan.