At the world plastics show K 2016, from October 19th to 26th, SIGMA Engineering GmbH surprises visitors with an entirely new perspective on its SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding technology. Under the motto “Hands-on Virtual Molding” the usage along the complete development chain is highlighted – from part design, over mold manufacturing up to serial production. SIGMA furthermore offers a first outlook on future software developments, which include DOE (Design of Experiments) and an optimization tool.
To make the software potential visible to users, the fields of design, mold making and part production occupy center stage. The possible applications and technical challenges within these areas are demonstrated through practical examples. Amongst them is the bottle carrier mesh “Ursula” by CVA Silicone, which is presented in collaboration with the companies Momentive Performance Materials, CVA Silicone and Engel at the SIGMA booth. Visitors thus experience first-hand the consistency of reality and SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding.
In another exhibit visitors also have the chance to experience virtual and real production: Momentive demonstrates in hall 6 at booth B15 their Silopren* LSR 2670 for a 2K-application in a 4+4-cavity mold from ELMET. The two component part of LSR on LSR is realized with just one dosing pump on an Arburg Allrounder 470 A. The virtual production to design the process is presented by SIGMA at its own booth.
Examples from thermoplastic processing are also on view. SIGMA shows, amongst other cases, the potential of SIGMASOFTsigmasoft.de Virtual Molding to optimize warpage and deformation in technical parts together with F. & G. Hachtel. Visitors moreover have the possibility to discuss their own questions with the SIGMA engineers.