Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, will showcase its newly released PrintRite3D INSPECT 4.1 software for additive manufacturing at the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG 2019) Conference in Chicago, Illinois on March 31-April 4. Sigma Labs will be exhibiting its technology in Booth #18.
PrintRite3D INSPECT 4.1 features 100 micron resolution and 200 KHz speed with interlayer real-time results viewing. This is a new capability that allows for correlation between in-process quality results and post-process CT results. Comprising software for in-process inspection of metallurgical properties, PrintRite3DINSPECT uses sensor data and establishes in-process quality metrics for each metal or alloy during the process. It provides manufacturing engineers with part quality reports based on rigorous statistical analysis of manufacturing process data and allows for interrogation of suspect part data that can be used for process improvement and optimization.
Sigma Labs’ methodology identifies the thermal signatures of printed metal material (the melt pool) while the part is being manufactured. This methodology maps any flaws in real time. Specific thermal signatures can also be used to optimize part design. The identification and mapping of thermal signatures using Sigma’s methodology and CT testing furthers the understanding of flaw detection, reduces risk in parts that are not CT-inspected, and together provide a more complete picture of discontinuities in the part and what conditions during the manufacturing process lead to their formation.