SANTA FE, NM /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs Inc. announced that it will release later this month the first module of PrintRite3D, a cutting-edge software and hardware suite of products that enables production of higher quality 3D printing of metal parts for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and biomedical markets. It also expects that its PrintRite3D will reduce manufacturing expenses and virtually eliminate costly post-manufacturing inspections. The overall 3D printing (additive manufacturing) industry is currently dominated by the making of plastic parts (e.g., 3D Systems Corp.); however, the growth of precision-made metal parts is expanding rapidly at a pace of double digit percentages (Wohlers Report 2012).
Mark Cola, the 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 additive manufacturing (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 onsite."
Mr. Cola added, "we are in partnering discussions with a major 3D manufacturer of metal parts and are confident that by the end of 2012 we will enter into an arrangement simultaneously with the roll out of our PrintRite3D suite of products."
About Sigma Labs
Sigma Labs Inc. comprises three wholly owned subsidiaries, including B6 Sigma Inc., Sumner & Lawrence Ltd. (dba Sumner Associates), and La Mancha Co. These entities provide high-level consultants and develop advanced manufacturing and materials technologies and R&D solutions for first-tier integrators like General Electric, Boeing, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and other commercial firms around the globe. Sigma Labs has current contracts with federal government and private industry clients to provide high-level consultants and develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems by integrating sensing, software, materials, and manufacturing technology risk-reduction solutions.