Materialise and Sigma Additive Strengthen Collaboration

Companies enable real-time process monitoring for metal 3D printing with CO-AM integration.

Companies enable real-time process monitoring for metal 3D printing with CO-AM integration.

Sigma Additive Solutions, Inc., provider of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry, has expanded its collaboration with Materialise, leader in 3D printing software and service solutions, to provide additive manufacturing (AM) users automated quality control by integrating the PrintRite3D quality assurance solution into the new software solution Materialise Process Control.

Combining multiple complementary data sources and analytic methods allows businesses to make faster, data-driven decisions, improving operational efficiency and driving revenue growth. Materialise Process Control allows manufacturers to analyze and correlate layer data from the 3D printing process.

Sigma and Materialise collaborated to integrate PrintRite3D into Process Control and to make it available in CO-AM, Materialise’s end-to-end software platform for 3D printing. Sigma’s PrintRite3D suite provides in-process data, including thermal data from the melt pool, yielding layer data to enable users to find the root cause of defects faster.

“We’re thrilled to build upon Sigma’s existing collaboration with Materialise, bringing a holistic quality offering to the additive industry and displaying it for the first time at AMUG 2023,” says Sigma Additive Solutions Chief Executive Officer Jacob Brunsberg. “Incorporating automated holistic quality offerings on the CO-AM platform will place vital data in the hands of owners and operators, allowing them to make informed decisions regarding the reliability and safety of components they produce.”

“Materialise Process Control uses artificial intelligence to automate quality control, helping our customers save significant time and money,” adds Bart Van der Schueren, chief technical officer of Materialise. “Through collaborations with partners like Sigma Additive Solutions, AM users benefit from a technology-agnostic innovation that offers unparalleled insights into their 3D printing process. With this data, our customers can continuously learn how to improve it.”

Collaborating with Materialise, Sigma is committed to helping businesses succeed by providing technology solutions that improve operational efficiency, drive revenue growth and enhance customer satisfaction. Sigma Additive Solutions and Materialise are hosting a joint presentation at AMUG 2023, Room 5C, 5th Floor, Hilton Chicago Hotel at 10:30 a.m. CT on March 21.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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