Sigma Engineering introduces 'Virtual Molding' software

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: October 23, 2013 6:32 am ET
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:35 am ET

Related to this story

Topics K 2013, Process Controls & Software, Business News & Features

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — You’ve heard of virtual reality? Well, Sigma Engineering GmbH, the makers of Sigmasoft, is ready to show you Virtual Molding.

“Virtual Molding is not only a completely new technology,” said Marco Thornagel, Sigma’s executive director. “Above all, Virtual Molding is a whole new method. The injection molder gets from us a tool to communicate his know-how through the complete development process in a comprehensive way,” he said. That helps with planning, meeting deadlines and becoming a value-added partner with customers, he added.

The simulation software shows all process parameters and i consequences of changes on the screen, from mold to the part. “The processing engineer can show the mold maker where the exact cause for a tempering problem originates and which solving approaches are realistic from the production point of view,” Thornagel said. “Or the designer can understand early why a part concept is not viable due to production reasons.”

In other news at K, Sigma is showing how Sigmasoft can predict the influence of hto runner systems on mold tempering and warpage. The geometry of the melt channel influences filling behavior and part quality from shear heating and pressure loses.

And Sigma has delivered first-shot success for powder injection molding in a micromolding application. Company officials believe a reliable simulation product can bring micro-PIM out of the academic environment and into the factory.


Comments

Sigma Engineering introduces 'Virtual Molding' software

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: October 23, 2013 6:32 am ET
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:35 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Design group Hexagon buys Vero Software to upgrade CAM capabilities

July 22, 2014 9:51 am ET

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a design technology company, has announced its acquisition of Vero Software, a leader in computer aided...    More

Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events