Sigma Labs to launch Version 5.0 of its PrintRite3D platform

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

Sigma Labs, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, is set to launch Version 5.0 of its PrintRite3D platform at RAPID+TCT 2019, Detroit, Michigan, USA, May 20–23.

John Rice, CEO of Sigma Labs, stated, “Companies engaged in metal Additive Manufacturing have traditionally been hindered by the inability to analyse the structure of a part during the manufacturing process as well as the inability to make real-time adjustments to ensure an acceptable level of quality. PrintRite3D Version 5.0 resolves this challenge with results comparable and complementary to CT testing. This genuine advance provides value to OEMs and manufacturers, and is designed to increase production yield of 3D metal manufactured parts, cut post-process quality inspection costs and reduce time to market, enabling true industrialisation of metal AM.”

According to Sigma Labs, Version 5.0 will bring integrating inspection, feedback, data collection and critical analysis into a unified platform. Benefits and features reportedly include:

  • Mines and identifies thermal signatures of melt pool disturbances and respective discontinuities using thermal emission spectroscopy
  • Harnesses co-axial planck thermometry to provide a verified thermal signature in both temperature and coordinates
  • Uses In-Process Quality Metrics™ (IPQMs®), Thermal Emission Density (TED™) and Thermal Emission Planck (TEP™) to analyse internal thermal signatures and melt pool disturbances
  • Contains a graphical user interface for real-time display of live part quality results and automated anomaly detection on thermal mapping images providing location and anomalous region size
  • Collects data with fixed spatial resolution in the X/Y plane but variable resolution depending on layer height used during the manufacturing process
  • Is platform-independent and available as a third party add-on or retrofit package for existing machines

Rice added, “We believe the launch of this new product, coming shortly after the news of DARPA’s recently published conclusion that Sigma’s technology can be used as the compliance means for certifications and/or certification of components of 3D metal parts, has the potential to advance the metal Additive Manufacturing industry significantly.”

www.sigmalabsinc.com

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