Sigma Labs Inc, a developer of quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing (AM), has formed a joint venture with Cincinnati-based Arete Innovative Solutions LLC.

The new entity, Arete-Sigma LLC, will offer a full suite of AM services from design through prototyping and manufacturing of high precision metal components.

‘The joint venture will bring unique manufacturing competencies and capabilities within the metal AM space together under one roof – giving us the ability to offer clients design, process control, and quality assurance solutions not found anywhere else,’ claimed Mark Cola, president and CEO of Sigma Labs. ‘The entity is dedicated to providing potential customers with access to the full benefits of additive manufacturing, and we expect to capitalize on increasing demand in the area while making it easier for adoption of metal AM in real world applications.’

‘Arete and Sigma Labs view the 3D metal printing space as poised for significant growth over the coming decades but also in need of a new approach to both educating customers and making AM a compelling value proposition,’ added Bill Herman, president of Arete Innovative Solutions. ‘Bringing our two companies together is a sensible way to attract new clients and expand the industry by making AM applications more easily understood, implemented, and utilized for large-scale production.’

This story is reprinted from material from Sigma Labs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.