The two companies have also agreed to actively collaborate to certify Sigma Labs’s IPQA methodology and solutions for serial production 3D printing in the aerospace industry. The PrintRite3D system will be installed onto an SLM Solutions selective laser melting machine located at Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.
“Advancements of 3D metal printing into production have been hampered by the inability to identify, monitor and mitigate defects during the printing process,” said John Rice, Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs. “We’re excited to work with Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH on the in- process dynamic behaviors that cause defects and to demonstrate and document how our PrintRite3D IPQA software addresses and solve these problems. This contract further validates Sigma Labs’ position as a leader in third party, platform independent quality assurance for the metal additive manufacturing industry.”
This installation will add an additional machine platform to Sigma Labs’ successes for the deployment of Sigma Labs’ PrintRite 3D quality assurance technology.
Founded in 2009, Laser Zentrum Nord pursues the goal of decisively promoting knowledge and technology transfer from basic research to industrial application. Their objective is to decisively improve, facilitate and accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology from basic research to industrial application. The LZN serves as a link between basic research and application in an effort to strengthen company’s completive position within their respective industries.