The reason SIGMASOFT® simulations are so accurate is rooted in its history. The core simulation physics and programming in SIGMASOFT® were developed by the same company that makes MAGMASOFT® - the foundry and die casting industry’s de facto standard for metal casting simulation. Taking those decades of 3D simulation expertise and applying them to the realm of polymer injection molding, SIGMASOFT® delivers an unprecedented set of 3D simulation tools for designers, engineers and analysts, relevant to today’s complex design-for-injection molding process. SIGMASOFT®’s key differentiators will be highlighted through a detailed presentation.
SIGMASOFT® generates simulations in a fundamentally different way than traditional simulation tools. When process simulation is coupled with all of the mold components, the entire injection mold and process is simulated, rather than assumed. This allows users to make accurate and confident decisions about tooling designs and process parameters. These capabilities will be shown through a powerpoint presentation and software demonstration.
Multi-Cycle analysis enables you to analyze multiple cycles as the mold
reaches the quasi-stationary state and use the actual mold temperature
variances for the simulation. This ensures the most realistic process
and accurate simulation.
In-depth injection molding simulation software has traditionally been used by analysts who have the expertise to setup the complex mesh model required for simulation. With SIGMASOFT®, the meshing is done quickly without requiring "mesh clean-up". This allows designers, engineers, and managers in charge of mold and process layout to run complex injection molding scenarios easily. Companies no longer need to rely on a “meshing expert” to employ injection molding simulation. A software demonstration will highlight the model import and setup process for running analysis.
Calculate more and assume less. SIGMASOFT® continues to calculate what happens to the part(s) after ejection. After ejection, the part continues to cool to ambient temperature which results in additional stress relaxation & crystallization (for semi-crystalline materials). Capturing this portion of manufacturing is important to the final shrinkage, warpage, and stress prediction. These capabilities will be shown through a powerpoint presentation and software demonstration. It is recommended to attend the “Introduction to SIGMASOFT®” webinar prior to attending this more advanced topic.