Sigma Labs has reported Q1 2021 revenue increasing by more than 100% over both Q1 2020 and Q4 2020, to US$458,140.

Gross profit for the same period was US$329,809, compared to minus US$22,973 in the first quarter of 2020, and total operating expenses for Q1 2021 were US$1.8 million, up from US$1.6 million for the same period in 2020.

‘We are increasingly seeing upticks of activity in the 3D metal printing market, resulting in several new contracts for initial systems,’ said Mark K Ruport, president and CEO. ‘For the remainder of the year, we are continuing along our roadmap to focus on new markets and opportunities, including aerospace, space exploration and defense. […] The outlook for the additive manufacturing industry in 2021 appears robust, with increasing demand predicted by Statista and others as 3D metal printing goes from prototyping to full industrialization.

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