Trade shows often seem like they're all about the visitor, an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their wares to the baying public keen to bag a deal. What is less mentioned is the benefits of networking opportunities between the exhibitors. The TCT booth at both TCT Show + Personalize UK and formnext powered by tct represents something of a neutral ground were many businesses come together to forge partnerships.
It is clear from Sigma Labs' latest piece of pr that a deal was struck at the Frankfurt event with a fellow exhibitor, one who would at this point prefer to remain anonymous. The company's proprietary PrintRite3D inspection products are undergoing an evaluation period in the unnamed metal-based 3D printer in order to determine its benefits for non-destructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing.
"We are delighted that this high quality organisation has decided to evaluate our PrintRite3D software in its machines to assess our patented In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA)," said Mark Cola, President and CEO of Sigma Labs. "The customer will consider adding our quality assurance and process control technology to its equipment offering starting with our INSPECT™ software – broadening the market for additive manufacturing. With Sigma Labs' software on site, they can easily evaluate our technology with regard to leveraging its benefits across a number of automated applications."
Several companies at formnext showcased the power of AM as a current manufacturing process across several verticals like aerospace, automotive and medical. Inspection, for these sectors is key and the ability to leverage Sigma Labs' experience in this field would be of a huge advantage to any machine manufacturer wishing to sell into a sector where certification is of the utmost importance.