Quality assurance software provider Sigma Labs, Inc., based in Santa Fe, USA, has announced that it has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a previously announced award with the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) for Open Manufacturing (OM) Phase III. The DARPA OM programme’s goal is to develop an Integrated Computational Material Engineering (ICME) framework to accurately predict the properties of metal components produced using Additive Manufacturing.
Phases I and II of the programme were completed in 2014 and 2016 respectively and the Phase III work will run through until mid-2018. A total award value of approximately $400,000 has been allocated to Sigma Labs.
“We are very pleased to have once again been selected for a follow-on contract with Honeywell as part of their DARPA OM award,” stated Mark Cola, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs. “Having successfully completed the Phase II piece of the program earlier this year, we look forward to working with Honeywell and its team to further demonstrate how our PrintRite3D® technology enables rapid manufacturing processes such as laser-based 3D printing for precision metal components. Through this award, we’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate how our PrintRite3D® software can be a key enabler for developing quality assurance standards for metal AM aerospace components.”
DARPA created the Open Manufacturing program to lower the cost and speed the delivery of high-quality manufactured goods with predictable performance.