Sigma Labs / Formnext Formnext launch of hardware and software that increase production yield of 3D-printed parts
Sigma Labs will launch the newest configuration of its Printrite 3D quality control solution and exhibit its technology at Formnext.
Provider of quality assurance software Sigma Labs will launch the latest version of its Printrite 3Dquality control solution, which incorporates the Printrite3D Sensorpak 4.0 hardware and Printrite 3D Inspect 4.0 software at Formnext in November. The company will exhibit its technology and provide information on the features and capabilities of Printrite 3D.
According to Sigma Labs, the new suite of products in Printrite 3D is designed to increase the production yield of 3D metal-manufactured parts and shorten time to market and, as such, presents a significant value proposition to OEMs and manufacturers.
Sigma Lab CEO John Rice said: “We believe our IPQA technology is transformational and our team is looking forward to demonstrating at Formnext how Sigma Labs brings the industry from prototype to industrialised manufacturing.”
Among the features of the Printrite 3D Sensorpak 4.0 hardware are:
• A build chamber with no sensors; all sensors are now coaxial to the laser optics, eliminating any concerns over gas flow disruptions or space limitations inside the build chamber.
• A new client-server architecture enables multiple machines to be connected to the system as clients – one server can run multiple machines.
• An upgraded data acquisition and data processing hardware provides faster processing of data – results are now displayed in real-time during the build.
• It has a smaller footprint with zero floorspace requirement.
Printrite 3D Inspect 4.0 software features include:
• A melt pool spectral data evaluation capability. It has a physics-based methodology for characterising and analysing spectral data, and it optimises optics hardware and sensors to monitor spectral regions of interest as well as validates thermal signatures of interest.
• It now has new features to provide the measurement and reporting of the melt-pool relative temperature as well as Thermal Energy Planck (TEP) in process-metric quality used for thermal signature identification.
• It enables customers to identify thermal signatures of process anomalies and their co-ordinate locations.
Sigma Labs will be in Hall 3.0, Booth H77.