“Metal parts for critical applications in aerospace, defense and biomedical parts require very strict quality control,” said Dr Vivek Dave, executive vice president of Sigma Labs.  “Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a great way to make metal parts, yet one problem the industry currently faces is how to assure the quality.  Our newly filed patent application discloses original technology that will allow the use of real-time, on-machine measurements to rapidly qualify additive manufacturing processes and certify parts made using these methods."  

According to Mark Cola president and CEO of Sigma Labs, this patent application is a key part of the company's commercialisation strategy on how to enable metal parts additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. “The ability to offer rapid qualification and certification capability will favourably impact our current and future customers as they bring new products to market," he said. "We invested significant internal research and development resources to help secure this IP and we plan to successfully offer it to clients worldwide to help them achieve their additive manufacturing goals in aerospace, defence, biomedical and beyond."

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