Press release date: April 25, 2013
With the process-oriented approach of SIGMASOFT®, the injection molding simulation for elastomers is no longer limited to predicting the cavity filling while designing the part, or to answering questions regarding balanced filling. Based on an accurate simulation of the curing reaction (vulcanization), it can be used for designing the mold, identifying process windows and troubleshooting during production.
From: Industrial Machinery Digest - Product Releases
by Dr. Marco Thornagel
In the injection molding industry, it is common for companies to rely on trial-and-error methods to solve production problems. Without process simulation, operators suggest a mold configuration, which “should work” for a specific part geometry, based on experience.
Simulation technology can help avoid all these typical processing problems while saving significant time and effort during the development of a new mold.
From: MoldMaking Technology Month 2013
by Matt Proske
Press release date: November 29, 2012
Tessy Plastics uses virtual process development software to simulate the entire injection molding process before production, enabling them to expand their global presence while finding the most cost-effective and high-quality manufacturing solutions. [...] Tessy has used simulation software for over 20 years but feels adding SIGMASOFT® as one of their resources significantly changed the way they do business. [...]
From: ThomasNet.com - Company News
Solutions Summer 2012
[...] While process monitoring software tracks plastics molding operations as they take place, the Sigmasoft process enhancement software takes a different angle on the molding process, looking at the parameters and how the materials will respond before the substrate hits the mold. Christof Heisser, president of SIGMA Plastic Services and MAGMA Foundry Technologies, said Sigmasoft is built on decades of success in metalcasting simulation and offers a customizable, three-dimensional, digital animation of the injection molding process for thermoplastics, elastomers and thermosets. [...]
From: Plastics Business
by Clare Goldsberry
For moldmakers who wish they could simulate the molding process without having to build a prototype mold first, Sigmasoft software, designed for 3D injection molding process simulation, may be the answer. Using a completely 3D-approach and the integration of a highly developed thermal solver, the injection molding simulation software allows the calculation of multiple consecutive production cycles, considering the thermal interactions throughout all the components in the mold. The accuracy of the entire simulation is thus dramatically increased.
From: Plastics Today
Published: June 11th, 2012
SIGMASOFT simulation models said to integrate into a network automatically with no finishing work required.
by Anthony J. Lockwood
SIGMASOFT 3D injection molding simulation software is now available from Illinois-based Sigma Plastic Services. This company is a branch of SIGMA Engineering GmbH, which itself is a company owned by the German company MAGMA. MAGMA is considered among the top global developers of metal casting simulation technologies. That’s one wordy way of saying that SIGMASOFT has a really good pedigree. Let’s take a look at what’s happening here...
From: Desktop Engineering
Published: June 6th, 2012
by Marco Thornagel & Laura Florez
Besides the part geometry, 3-D injection molding simulation now also takes into account factors promoting the efficient design of injection molds and assisting process control during production. A case study makes clear the benefit of process-oriented simulation with the example of a decision in favor of a cooling concept tailored to requirements...
From: Kunststoffe international 12/11
© Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich
by Christof Heisser | Published December 1, 2011
Simulation has established itself as an invaluable tool for design engineers in developing new parts and deciding what materials to use in metalcasting or plastic injection molding manufacturing processes. In the past, such simulation tools were used by analysis groups. The operators of such tools were specialists who would “setup and run” simulations. Today, however, design engineers need to be able to provide answers to questions regarding all areas of the manufacturing process, requiring communication between all members of the production team...
From: Desktop Engineering
Technology for Design Engineering
What a racing car simulator is to Formula One fans, a computer-aided engineering simulation is to a moulding expert. Steven Pacitti talks to a man who has made the latter his work and his hobby.
From: Injection moulding simulation
Plastics in Packaging
© 2011 Sayers Publishing Group • November
By Clare Goldsberry
Published: November 11th, 2011
On-Site: MGS Mfg. Group, Inc.
By Matthew H. Naitove, Executive Editor
From: Plastics Technology
Issue: November 2011
Case Study From: MoldMaking Technology