Sigma’s SIGMAecon provides cost estimation directly combined with simulation results

May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

Sigma Engineering GmbH has released SIGMAecon and other features for the new version of SIGMASOFT 6.1 (Courtesy Sigma Engineering)
Sigma Engineering GmbH has released SIGMAecon and other features for the new version of SIGMASOFT 6.1 (Courtesy Sigma Engineering)

Sigma Engineering GmbH, based in Aachen, Germany, has released SIGMASOFT 6.1, featuring the new SIGMAecon tool. This software allows cost estimation directly combined with simulation results, enabling the compromise between quality, process, and costs to be quickly identified as quality, productivity, and resources are simultaneously considered.

Securing a contract often depends on offering an aggressive selling price. However, turning such a project into a sustainable success requires precise knowledge of one’s own costs beforehand. During the inquiry phase, SIGMASOFT allows for quick examination and optimisation of several important scenarios. Accurate predictions regarding time, material or pressure requirements, flow diagrams, etc, can then be provided for the pricing calculation as references.

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“The benefits for our users are clear,” said Thomas Klein, CEO of SIGMA. “With SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding, process optimisations are already possible during the inquiry phase. SIGMAecon assists in decision-making in engineering and strengthens the user as a central source of reliable information, from both technical and financial perspectives.”

SIGMAecon includes predefined templates as well as the ability to define all inputs freely. The results are presented in tables or diagrams but can also be evaluated directly from a Design of Experiments (DoE) with SIGMASOFT for comparing different scenarios. This enables the optimisation of manufacturing costs, which are now known in detail at the earliest possible stage.

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