Sigma Labs, Inc., a developer of advanced, non-destructive quality inspection systems for metal-based 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technologies, has announced the launch of its DEFORM software – part of the Company’s PrintRite3D family of quality assurance and process control products.
DEFORM is now available for beta testing within the company’s Early Adopter Program (EAP) and Honeywell Aerospace will carry out the first fielded application at its AM development facility in Phoenix.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of our DEFORM software, which complements our existing INSPECT module and further enhances our support of AM applications worldwide,” said Mark Cola, President and CEO of Sigma Labs.
“While the product was delayed due to the need for additional development and testing, we are excited to offer a unique tool that uses proprietary, in-process algorithms to generate geometrical property data for each layer of an AM build cycle. Our technology offers real-time, layer-by-layer analysis to ensure compliance to production specifications.”
PrintRite3D INSPECT and DEFORM software modules can now be used in combination for embedded, stand-alone, or third party platform-independent installations.
DEFORM is expected to be delivered to Honeywell in October and will be shipped to Sigma Labs' global EAP participants as appropriate.
Sigma Labs’ EAP remains open to new entrants and offers many benefits to users looking to obtain objective evidence of compliance to design intent, conduct rapid qualification, and create value through process control and optimisation.
Mark added: “The launch of DEFORM – and its first installation, with Honeywell – represents the achievement of a major milestone for the metal AM industry. Sigma Labs is pleased to help pioneer the advancement of In-Process Quality Assurance in this rapidly-evolving space.”