Additive Industries and Sigma Labs qualify MetalFAB1 ‘PrintRite3D Ready’

September 10, 2020

The MetalFAB1 has been qualified as ‘PrintRite3D Ready’ as part of Additive Industries and Sigma Labs’ partnership (Courtesy Additive Industries)

Additive Industries, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Sigma Labs, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, have announced that the MetalFAB1 AM machine is now qualified as ‘PrintRite3D® Ready’. The effort to qualify the machine was undertaken as part of a partnership between the companies’ engineering teams.

The qualification for use with Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D software will allow the MetalFAB1 AM machine to be equipped with a meltpool monitoring solution. Able to monitor up to four full-field lasers and offering real-time multi-laser visualisations, the PrintRite3D Melt-Pool Monitoring solution is a valuable integration into the MetalFAB1, according to Additive Industries. Real-time visualisation can be viewed in 2D or 3D;potential anomalies in the part will be highlighted.

“Our engineering teams have truly accomplished a remarkable milestone in 3D metal printing by designing and building a high-performance computer platform that processes sensor data and produces a near real-time visualisation for a quad-laser printer,” stated Mark K Ruport, president and CEO of Sigma. 

“We are very pleased to be working with an industry leader such as Additive Industries to accelerate the industrialisation of 3D metal printing,” he continued. “The MetalFAB1 is a remarkable printer and it’s a privilege to have it certified as PrintRite3D Ready.”

Mark Vaes, CEO and CTO of Additive Industries, commented, “The integration of the PrintRite3D Melt-Pool Monitoring solution in our MetalFAB1 is an important addition to our product portfolio. The PrintRite3D solution matches very well with our focus on quality and reproducibility, allowing our customers to benefit from reduced post-processing cost, and faster part qualification.”

Vaes added, “We are very pleased with the strong partnership with Sigma Labs, and are proud to be working with their industry-leading PrintRite3D solution.”

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