Sigma Labs Inc has launched Version 5.0 of its PrintRite3D 3D printing software.

The company says that the updated software can now identify thermal signatures of melt pool disturbances and respective discontinuities using thermal emission spectroscopy; harness co-axial planck thermometry to provide a verified thermal signature in both temperature and coordinates; use in-process quality metrics (IPQMs), thermal emission density (TED) and thermal emission planck (TEP) to analyze internal thermal signatures and melt pool disturbances; and collect data with fixed spatial resolution in the X/Y plane but variable resolution depending on layer height used during the manufacturing process.

PrintRite3D now features a graphical user interface for real-time display of live part quality results and automated anomaly detection on thermal mapping images providing location and anomalous region size. It is platform-independent and available as a third-party add-on or retrofit package for existing machines, Sigma says.

‘Companies engaged in metal AM have traditionally been hindered by the inability to analyze the structure of a part during the manufacturing process as well as the inability to make real-time adjustments to ensure an acceptable level of quality,’ said John Rice, CEO. ‘PrintRite3D Version 5.0 resolves this challenge with results comparable and complementary to CT testing.’

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