Sigma Labs, developer of in-process quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has signed a licence contract with Aerojet Rocketdyne for their PrintRite3D software.
Aerojet Rocketdyne will use Sigma Labs’ technology on their contract with the U.S. Air Force in order to define standards for qualifying 3D printed components to be used in liquid-fueled rocket engine applications.
Additionally, Sigma Labs will also be involved in the “America Makes” additive manufacturing research project with Aerojet Rocketdyne and GE Aviation. The program will use Sigma Lab’s In-Process Quality Assurance (IPAQ) software for monitoring AM processes.
Mark Cola, President and CEO of Sigma Labs, said: “Working alongside Aerojet Rocketdyne on this Air Force program, as well as with America Makes, allows Sigma Labs to once again showcase the benefits of our unique technology. This is a great opportunity for Sigma Labs to gain additional exposure within the aerospace and defense industry, particularly as part of an initiative designed to define standards and qualification requirements for 3D-printed rocket components. We look forward to the rollout of these programs in 2016 and appreciate the trust that both Aerojet Rocketdyne and the U.S. Air Force have placed in Sigma Labs.”