SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 6 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) announced today that it has filed a new provisional patent application that will enable rapid process qualification and part certification for 3D Printing of critical metal parts. Dr. Vivek Dave, Executive Vice President of Sigma Labs, stated that "Metal parts for critical applications in aerospace, defense and biomedical parts require very strict quality control. Additive manufacturing or 3D Printing is a great way to make metal parts, yet one problem the industry currently faces is how to assure the quality. Our newly filed patent application discloses original technology that will allow the use of real-time, on-machine measurements to rapidly qualify additive manufacturing processes and certify parts made using these methods." Mark Cola, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs, adds that "This patent application is a key part of our commercialization strategy on how to enable metal parts additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. The ability to offer rapid qualification and certification capability will favorably impact our current and future customers as they bring new products to market. We invested significant internal research and development resources to help secure this IP and we plan to successfully offer it to clients worldwide to help them achieve their additive manufacturing goals in aerospace, defense, biomedical and beyond."
Sigma Labs' plan to apply its PrintRite3D™ in-process monitoring technology to the 3D printing of metal parts for critical applications is described in a recent industry trade article by Design-2-Part Magazine, a leading provider of information for the manufacturing supplier base in the U.S. and beyond, available at http://design2partmagazine.com/DeptArticle.aspx?ArticleId=1154.
About Sigma Labs, Inc.
Sigma Labs, Inc. has three wholly-owned subsidiaries – B6 Sigma, Inc., Sumner & Lawrence Limited (dba Sumner Associates) and La Mancha Company. B6 Sigma develops advanced manufacturing solutions and materials technologies, as well as R&D solutions for first-tier integrators and other commercial firms worldwide. Sumner Associates and La Mancha provide high-level consultants to Federal government and commercial clients seeking productive solutions for emerging and strategic development technologies. Sigma Labs has current contracts with Federal government and private industry clients to provide high-level consultants and develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems. For more information please visit us at www.sigmalabsinc.com.
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