Sigma Labs launches PrintRite3D Lite IPQA system
October 6, 2020
Sigma Labs, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, has launched its newest product, the PrintRite3D Lite In-Process Quality Assurance system, for which it was awarded its first contract from Coherent, Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA, a provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial, and industrial customers.
The PrintRite3D® Lite IPQA® system was designed and developed specifically to fulfil the need for meltpool quality monitoring for small, compact and entry-level machines being used in academia, R&D, dental and industrial small-lot production.
The latest addition to the PrintRite3D suite of products, it features the company’s patented TED (Thermal Energy Density) metric, for use in applications that do not require the full feature PrintRite3D solution. The less complex, smaller footprint, lower-price point product provides users of entry-level machines the ability to monitor and validate melt pool thermal conditions gaining valuable insights to part design and manufacturing.
Markus Wolf, R&D Manager at Coherent’s site in Dieburg, Germany, stated, “Like all companies that serve the Additive Manufacturing space, our objective is to help our customers improve throughput while reducing costly errors. Because of its ease-of-use and ability to validate thermal models in combination with thermal measurement, the new PrintRite3D Lite system from Sigma Labs gives us valuable insights to part design and manufacturing.”
Mark Ruport, president and CEO of Sigma Labs, commented, “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new PrintRite3D Lite product as we begin implementation on the Coherent CREATOR metal 3D printer. PrintRite3D Lite is a great solution for 3D metal printing companies and end-user manufacturers that do not require the full functionality of PrintRite3D and increases our addressable market. PrintRite3D Lite will be available for OEM licensing as well as third party retrofit installations.”