Sigma Additive Solutions, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, has announced that its PrintRite3D in-process quality assurance software will be certified to work with industrial metal Additive Manufacturing machines from SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany. The objective of the integration is for the companies to utilise SLM’s open architecture and SLM.Quality APIs to enable the integration of PrintRite3D, Sigma’s third-party agnostic quality assurance software and analytics solution.
“We are pleased to announce our relationship with a premier company in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Our team has been impressed with the way the SLM.Quality solution has contributed to efficient process qualification and part certifications. This is a major step towards establishing a standard for data interchange and advancing the industry towards standards-based quality metrics and analytics,” stated Stephan Kuehr, GM of European Operations at Sigma.
Sam O’Leary, CEO, SLM Solutions, added, “This agreement demonstrates SLM’s and Sigma’s mutual commitment to serving the quality and analytics needs of customers, as well as advancing the entire additive industry by combining SLM.Quality with Sigma’s PrintRite3D quality assurance system. This is an important step in providing facilities the ability to monitor entire fleets with standard and consistent quality data enabled by SLM’s open architecture.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Sigma’s launch of software-only quality solutions to support existing and new equipment from OEMs.
“Built upon our robust PrintRite3D monitoring and analytics technology, we are creating a quality framework for connecting and standardising distinct sensors and images into a cohesive product suite,” stated Jacob Brunsberg, CEO of Sigma. “We are excited to work with SLM and their customers to accelerate process and part qualification.”