For the first time, Sigma Engineering has awarded companies for projects with a consistent use of its Sigmasoft Virtual Molding Software. Günther Hot Runner Technology and Speedturtle, a Portuguese toolmaker.
To honor customers, who optimise their projects with a consistent use of Sigmasoft Virtual Molding, in 2017 Sigma presented the Sigma Award for the first time. The Sigma Award was presented during the third Sigmasoft User Meeting at the beginning of November. According to Sigma, it is granted to customers, who in realising new projects shorten the SoP and significantly reduce costs and resources by using the software Sigmasoft.
The first Sigma Award is granted to the company Günther Heisskanaltechnik GmbH from Frankenberg, Germany. Marco Kwiatkowski, Head of Production and Development Thick Film, explained how hot runners are optimised at Günther with the help of Sigmasoft. “The thermally and rheologically calculated hot runners can be mounted on the mould 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. Because of the thermal evaluation of our manifold systems we can eliminate unbalanced filling of cavities due to hot spots or cold areas”, explains Kwiatkowski. “We are delighted at winning the first Sigma Award.”
Because of the many projects worthy of recognition, Sigma decided to already grant a second award during the first ceremony. The mould maker Speedturtle from Batalha, Portugal, only started working with Sigmasoft in the middle of 2016. Since then, General Manager Marco Ruivo and his team could already optimise a number of moulds with the help of simulation, Sigma reports. “With using Sigmasoft we take more time for the first steps during designing a new mould, but in the end we can deliver to our customers much faster, as we have less iterations for each mould. The honor of the Sigma Award shows us we are definitely following the right approach”, explains Ruivo.
“Our customers use simulation on a very high level”, explains Thomas Klein, General Manager of Sigma, “With the Sigma Award we want to acknowledge how they solve complex and challenging questions with the help of our software.”