Sigma Labs has been named a member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) located in Coventry, UK.

The MTC was established as part of the UK government’s national manufacturing strategy and aims to bridge the gap between academic discoveries and industry innovation. It houses what is reportedly some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world for end users in the automotive, aerospace, rail, construction/civil engineering, oil and gas and defense industries. 

‘As a member of the MTC, Sigma Labs will extend its industry footprint further into the exciting research and commercialization in additive manufacturing today,’ said John Rice, CEO of Sigma Labs. ‘With Europe at the forefront of many innovative and major developments in the metal AM industry, we believe this agreement, our second major research alliance with a European center of excellence, holds great promise for us and the future of AM.’

‘Quality assurance in additive manufacturing is a critical topic that requires significant attention,’ said MTC technology director Ken Young. ‘Gaining insights into the part quality during the additive manufacturing build process reduces effort for post-build inspection and ultimately provides the foundation for closed loop process control for improved robustness.’

Sigma Labs will install its PrintRite3D Inspect in-process quality monitoring and control technology at the MTC’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing and participate in various programs with a focus on qualification and certification of the additive manufacturing process.

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