Sigma Engineering and Momentive Performance Materials form strategic partnership

Sigma Engineering is partnering with Momentive Performance Materials to optimize material data for silicone elastomers in order to make process simulation with Sigmasoft Virtual Molding even more reliable.

The challenge is to produce high-precision components with high requirements that simultaneously exhibit the highest thermal expansion and the greatest compressibility of all elastomers. The more precise the material data and understanding of the material, the better the predictions made by the simulation.

Thomas Klein, managing director of Sigma Engineering, is delighted about the partnership and the goals behind it: "Partnerships are formed to create something bigger together and offer added value to the market," said Klein.

"We are very much looking forward to working together with Sigma Engineering," said Holger Albrecht, vice president and head of the Elastomer Business Unit at Momentive. "The more precise the material data in LSR processing, the more accurate the simulation can be. This is certainly an advantage for companies in the silicone processing industry - because there is potential for far-reaching optimizations in the manufacturing process."