SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding Elastomer
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is the market leader in the simulation of elastomeric materials. Beyond the simulation of filling and curing, it is the only software in the market able to effortlessly integrate the complete mold information within the simulation, so that the impact of tempering concepts, processing times and inserts can be evaluated. Its highly developed 3D solver technology allows simulating precisely complex flow effects, such as jetting or plug-flow, and it reliable predicts the flow and curing behavior of thick-walled parts.
Virtual Molding leads you to success
The Elastomer module includes following features:
In the elastomer industry there are several topics that have a direct impact over the mold productivity:
- Where to place the heating cartridges?
- How many heaters should be placed?
- How much power is required for each cartridge?
- How can the curing time be reduced?
- Are there cold spots in the mold?
- Is the isolation between the cold runner and the part effective?
- Where should thermocouples be placed?
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is a comprehensive easy-to-use answer those questions. The technology of Virtual Molding, reproduces exactly the same working conditions as in the machine and runs several cycles one after other. The electrical heaters can be simulated exactly as in reality, with all the information about their material, power and control system. In this way, the thermal layout of the mold can be understood and optimized.
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding uses an intuitive graphical interface to guide the user through the setup step-by-step. An intelligent meshing algorithm generates a 3D mesh for a complete mold in less than 5 minutes. No mesh stitching or triangle moving is necessary, not even for an entire system. The possibility to load in complete mold geometries allows SIGMASOFT® to truly replicate the entire process.
Outstanding engineering at your service
Success in Virtually Molding plastic injection molding calls for direct contact between users and a competent engineering team, with a solid technical background in plastics. Our strong and effective support team and an application-oriented group of developers work closely with you to ensure your success.