A new software and hardware suite of products that enables production of high quality metal parts via Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been developed by Sigma Labs, Inc. based in Santa Fe, USA. The company’s PrintRite3D™ system will enable the ‘3D-printing’ of metal parts for critical applications in the aerospace, defence, oil and gas, and biomedical markets.
In a recently announced memorandum of understanding with Morris Technologies, Inc., a world leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing, the companies will explore the formation of a joint venture for the purpose of commercialising the PrintRite3D™ technology for the Additive Manufacturing industry.
Mark Cola, President of Sigma Labs, stated “it is much more difficult to 3D-print metal parts than plastic parts because they must meet very demanding engineering specifications. PrintRite3D™ is a suite of quality assurance tools that we expect will enable AM manufacturers to meet the rigorous requirements of metal parts for critical applications, and allow end users to use AM metal parts with confidence. The PrintRite3D™ suite of software and sensors are designed to guarantee that part quality can be monitored in real time and to report any anomalies during production further enabling lights-out production or minimal worker presence on-site.”
“We are pleased to have signed the memorandum of understanding with Morris Technologies concerning a contemplated joint venture for the purpose of commercialising our PrintRite3D™ technology for critical applications. According to the January/February 2012 issue of MIT Technology Review, many customers of Additive Manufacturing for metal parts desire real-time quality monitoring, which our PrintRite3D™ system is designed to provide,” added Cola.
Greg Morris, CEO of Morris Technologies, stated “metal Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing is a rapidly growing market that is revolutionising the way manufacturing is presently conducted. By exploring a potential joint venture arrangement with Sigma Labs, we seek to build upon our solid reputation for high-quality and to further extend our leadership and competitive position as a trusted manufacturer of metal Additive Parts for even the most critical of applications.”
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