Silicone Expo 2023 Virtual moulding technology ensures quality from the start

Source: Sigma Reading Time: 1 min

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On Silicone Expo 2023 in Amsterdam (March 21st-23rd) Sigma Engineering presents the new version 6.0 of Sigmasoft. The software has a completely new user interface and now includes, among other new features, the analysis of traditional compression moulding.

Numerous projects prove the conformity of simulation and reality.
Numerous projects prove the conformity of simulation and reality.
(Source: Sigma)

In silicone production, shortened lead times, risk assessments and sustainability are important arguments to optimise new developments by simulation and avoid mistakes before they happen. In fully automated LSR moulding, seconds in cycle time can impact economics while failures (if at all) are only accepted in ppm range. Sigma supports its customers and project partners with continuously optimized Virtual Molding technology to keep up or outperform this industry standard.

In past years, the precise conformity between simulation and reality was shown in public on running machines on tradeshows like Fakuma, K, or DKT. The solution is based on a working industry network of leading mould makers, equipment- and raw material suppliers. The majority of the involved partners also use Sigmasoft successfully in their own companies. With the support of the raw material suppliers, a broad silicone material database was built over the years. It makes predictions even more precise and allows swift virtual material changes.

At the booth of Sigma, visitors can learn about Sigmasoft and its solutions for silicone elastomers. They get first-hand information, on how detailed many specific questions can be answered quickly with help of this software. „We are excited to be part of the first Silicone Expo in Europe“, says Thomas Klein, managing director of Sigma. „For us, it was an easy decision to be here physically. Many of our existing customers are even here as exhibitors. We look forward to meeting many known faces but also new expert contacts from the world of silicones.“


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