Formnext 2017/Sigma Labs Version 3.0 software with 3D-thermal mapping and imaging tools
Quality Assurance – Sigma Labs has developed and released its Print Rite 3D Inspect In-Process Quality Assurance software Version 3.0.
At Formnext, US-based Sigma Labs, will present the new release. It includes software enhancements and hardware upgrades and completes migration to a distributed web-based application, the company says, adding that it also has the latest IPQA analytics algorithms, which provide future generations of closed loop controllers.
Version 3.0 software is now available for single-machine/single-laser and multi-machine/single-laser systems. Single-machine/multi-laser and multi-machine/multi-laser configurations are being developed, Sigma Labs notes.
According to the company, the software features 3D-thermal mapping and imaging tools as well as its exclusive thermal emission density (TED) advanced analytic engine, designed to meet the needs of users focused on research, development and qualification-level activities. The researcher tools utilise raw sensor feature data without the need for baseline comparisons – typical of production-relevant environments. Quantitative, in-situ thermal history maps can be used to validate M&S results prior to process characterisation studies, process qualification and validation phases as well as in conjunction with design optimisation evaluations.
At the hardware level, existing users of Sigma Lab’s Version 2.0 platform can easily update their software to Version 3.0 by using a hardware upgrade to support Version 3.0 software.
The Version 3.0 hardware package offers a much-reduced footprint and lower costs. A stand-alone computer console at the machine is no longer required, the company notes. The on-board sensor suite collects and feeds raw data to a computer that performs Stage 1 data pre-processing and sends reduced-order feature data to a cloud-based server for Stage 2 analysis and learning.
Sigma Labs will be in Hall 3.0, Booth F5.