As the only software package available in the market to effortlessly integrate the complete mold information within the simulation, SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding delivers an unmatched degree of accuracy in the molding behavior prediction of thermoplastic materials. Beginning with a simple part design, followed by first concepts for tempering layouts up to DOE optimizations in a virtual mold, SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding delivers reliable results to base decisions on by including the real thermal behavior of the molding system in 3D.
Virtual molding instead of injection molding simulation
Because the mold matters!
The Thermoplastic module includes following features:
As a part is developed, several decisions about the mold configuration must be made:
- How should the tempering layout look like?
- Which cycle time can be achieved with different cooling concepts?
- Is there potential to make the mold more energy-efficient?
- Which mold concept will lead to a part with the requested dimensions and quality?
SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding is a comprehensive and easy-to-use software that answers those questions. It doesn’t only consider the behavior of the part, it also considers the energy balance of the mold. The entire process can be analyzed and optimized.
In order to speed up the development process, to ensure an adequate part quality in the first shot and to optimize the manufacturing costs, SIGMASOFT® predicts the behavior of the mold before it is even built. The software uses an intuitive graphical user 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 Virtual Molding to truly look at the entire process.
Outstanding engineering at your service
Success in virtually replicating plastic injection 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 on a long-term basis to increase your success.