Two Strong Partners for You

In the mid-1990s, it was a research project by our sister company MAGMA that enabled the simulation of partially solidified melts possible for the first time. SIGMASOFT®thixo has been continuously developed for more than 30 years and enables the prediction of all relevant phenomena which occur during the mold filling and solidification of partially solidified aluminum and magnesium melts.

SIGMASOFT®thixo is a special module that combines the metallurgical expertise of MAGMASOFT® with the non-Newtonian flow expertise of SIGMASOFT®.

Identify e.g. critical process parameters influencing the part quality, process stability & productivity, and control mold tempering through temperature sensors.

 

 

SIGMASOFT® VIRTUAL MOLDING SUPPORTS SOLVING COMPLEX CHALLENGES IN INJECTION MOLDING FROM DESIGN TO PROCESSING.

 

 

What You Can Expect from SIGMASOFT®thixo:

  • Simulate mold filling using cold chamber, hot chamber or injection molding machine
  • Simulate mold filling only under the influence of gravity
  • Analyze melt flow for solid fractions between 0.6 and 100 %
  • Flow velocities up to 35 m/s
  • Determine viscosities as a function of shear rate and temperature
  • Determine heat flows in and energy balance of the complete mold
  • Visualize thermal effects of spraying lubricants
  • Heating up by inductive tempering systems
  • Map and optimize shear rate and viscosity profiles during filling
  • Map and minimize porosity, map and avoid cold welds
  • Optimize cycle time and save time & money

 

With SIGMASOFT®thixo you reproduce the same conditions as on your machine and view them cycle by cycle. Layout electric heaters and together with all information about material, power and control system you simulatively map your process. In this way, you optimally understand and optimize the heat balance of the mold.

Intelligent, automatic meshing algorithms let you mesh an entire mold in less than five minutes and mesh repairs of any kind belong to the past.

 

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE MOLD AS IT IS RUNNING.

 

 

 

MAKE SIGMASOFT® YOUR TOOL AND...

... YOU WILL GET MORE OUT OF YOUR PROJECTS!

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OUR IN-HOUSE DEVELOPMENT AND the TEAM OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED ENGINEERS IS THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE TO YOU!

Successful injection molding simulation requires the direct contact between the users and a competent engineering team. Therefore, our solution service, our customer support as well as our application-oriented software developers work closely together with you for your success!