Sigma Labs granted US patent for process control systems during Additive Manufacturing operations
May 16, 2018
Sigma Labs, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, has been granted a seminal patent that provides protection for methods of assuring part quality using real time data from multiple sensor types. The patent enables serial production applications through real time tracking and reporting of process consistency and part repeatability.
Titled ‘Method and System for Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Processes,’ the patent is the first application filed in a series of eighteen patent applications submitted by Sigma over the past five years in the general domain of process quality assurance.
Mark Cola, Sigma co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, stated “Our PrintRite3D® technology can be used in many AM applications and helps our customers to increase their product time to market through a better understanding of their process variance and means by which to control it. Looking to the future, PrintRite3D® will allow our customers to achieve product yield improvements during serial production through use of our proprietary software algorithms.”
Sigma, a provider of in-process melt pool quality assurance software, continues to work with companies in metal Additive Manufacturing such as Siemens, Woodward and Solar Turbines to incorporate its technology across multiple Additive Manufacturing markets. Sigma states that it has various other patents pending covering its PrintRite3D® technology.