Sigma Labs, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, has been awarded a contract for its PrintRite3D system by Lockheed Martin Space Additive Design & Manufacture Center, based in Sunnyvale, California USA. The centre supports the entire Lockheed Martin space portfolio and integrates materials research and manufacturing to streamline affordable delivery of satellite components.
As part of this contract, Lockheed Martin will determine the viability and performance of PrintRite3D technology for its space division, in support of a variety of defence and civil space programmes.
PrintRite3D is an interactive in-process quality assurance system, combining inspection, feedback, data collection, and critical analysis. The system identifies potential anomalies and, through machine learning and developed metrics, maps those metrics to the post-process data.
“After review of our needs and potential solutions, we selected the Sigma PrintRite3D system because of its robust analysis capabilities, quality assurance solutions, data capture technology, and scalability across various OEM 3D printing platforms,” stated Kristi Farley, vice president spacecraft and missile engineering at Lockheed Martin Space. “Assurance of print quality and repeatability is essential to the critical missions that we support.”
Mark Ruport, president and CEO of Sigma Labs, added, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lockheed Martin’s Space Additive Design & Manufacturing Center as a Sigma Labs customer. It’s gratifying that they recognise the commitment our company has made to supporting the entire Additive Manufacturing industry with innovative in-process quality solutions.”