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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Understanding Part Sensitivity to Process Parameters Changes

Michelle Di Biase  (Project Engineer, SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc)

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 1:15pm - 1:45pm

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

What are the key process parameters that influence critical dimensions on an injection molded part? What is the impact that changing cooling time has on critical dimensions for an injection molded parts? When a plastic part is out of spec, do you know exactly what process parameter to change in order to meet print requirements? These and several other questions will be answered throughout the presentation.
SIGMA works with molding companies that are frustrated by issues that arise in the design and production stages of their parts. Anything from filling related issues like air entrapment, knit lines, flashing, short shots or shrinkage & warpage, to name a few are all concerns for our customer. We also know that trying to decide if issues are coming from process, material, part design or tool design can be a challenge. Some molding companies are concerned about the number of trial & errors that are happening on the production floor, which clearly affects their bottom line. We help solve these problems through SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding and our 'Autonomous Optimization' technology. Especially, during these times, we see companies are evaluating their entire operation and exploring new opportunities to run lean and be more efficient, we are becoming part of the conversation.