Sigma Labs, Inc. has announced the launch of its PrintRite3D™ System for 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing. The cutting-edge 3D printing software and hardware products will enable production of higher quality metal parts, which are critical for applications in the aerospace, defense, oil and gas and biomedical markets.

The first module of PrintRite3D™ will be released later this month, which is expected to reduce manufacturing costs and eliminate expensive post-manufacturing inspections. Precision-made metal parts are penetrating rapidly across the 3D printing (additive manufacturing) industry, which has traditionally been dominated by plastic parts.

According to Mark Cola, President of Sigma Labs, “it is much more difficult to 3D-print metal parts than plastic parts because they must meet very demanding engineering specifications. PrintRite3D™ is a suite of quality assurance tools that we expect will enable AM manufacturers to meet the rigorous requirements of metal parts for critical applications, and allow end users to use AM metal parts with confidence. The PrintRite3D™ suite of software and sensors are designed to guarantee that part quality can be monitored in real time and to report any anomalies during production further enabling lights-out production or minimal worker presence on-site.”

“We are in partnering discussions with a major 3D manufacturer of metal parts and are confident that by the end of 2012 we will enter into an arrangement simultaneously with the roll out of our PrintRite3D™ suite of products,” Cola continued.