Collaboration Enables Real-Time 3D Print Process Monitoring
Sigma Additive, Materialise integrate PrintRite3D and Materialise Process Control offerings.
March 20, 2023
Sigma Additive Solutions has integrated its PrintRite3D quality assurance solution into the new Materialise Process Control solution for real-time 3D print quality monitoring.
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 that can enable users to find the root cause of defects faster, the company says.
According to Sigma Additive Solutions Chief Executive Officer Jacob Brunsberg, “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. 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.”
Bart Van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise, added, “Materialise Process Control uses artificial intelligence to automate quality control, helping our customers save significant time and money. 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.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.