Sigmasoft Engineering GmbH of Aachen, Germany, which makes simulation software for injection molding, presented its first-ever Sigma Award at its International Users Meeting.
In fact, Sigmasoft named two winners: Frankenberg, Germany-based hot runner maker Günther Heisskanaltechnik GmbH and mold maker Speedturtle of Batalha, Portugal.
Marco Kwaitkowski, head of production and development at Günther, explained how Sigmasoft helps the company optimize runners.
“The thermally and theologically calculated hot runners can be mounted on the mold immediately at our customers and allow a continuous and indulgent processing of the polymer due to the uniform temperature distribution from the connection nozzle over the manifold and hot runner nozzle up to the cavity,” he said. “Because of the thermal evaluation of our manifold systems, we can eliminate unbalanced filling of cavities due to hot spots or cold areas.”
Speedturtle's general manager, Marco Ruivo, and his team use Sigmasoft simulation to design molds.
“With using Sigmasoft, we take more time for the first steps during designing a new mold, but in the end, we can deliver to our customers much faster, as we have less iterations for each mold. The honor of the Sigma Award shows we are definitely following the right approach,” Ruivo said.
Sigmasoft's North American unit, Sigma Plastic Services Inc., is in Schaumburg, Ill.
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