Category Archives: NIST

Sigma Labs and NIST to characterize recycled powder in new 3D printing partnership

Sigma Labs, developer of PrinteRite3D quality inspection software, has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The CRADA’s focus is to characterize and asses the impact of recycled powders used in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) processes. The study is reportedly the first […]

Call for papers from UK’s Conference on Additive Manufacturing and U.S. NIST MBE Summit

With one of the largest events on the 3D printing industry calendar only recently finished, already we are looking ahead to 2018. The increase in 3D printing events over the years is a notable trend in itself, to keep track we created the 3D Printing Industry events guide – where organizers can announce their event […]

Sigma Labs PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ 3.0 Software will launch at formnext 2017

Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGLB), a Santa Fe, New Mexico based software developer, will launch PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ V3.0 at next month’s formnext show in Frankfurt, Germany. PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ V3.0 software is a “web-based, distributed application featuring 3D Thermal Mapping of the melt pool using Sigma Labs’ proprietary TED™ (Thermal Emission Density™) metrics.” The company says that […]

Sigma Labs PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ 3.0 Software will launch at formnext 2017

Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGLB), a Santa Fe, New Mexico based software developer, will launch PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ V3.0 at next month’s formnext show in Frankfurt, Germany. PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ V3.0 software is a “web-based, distributed application featuring 3D Thermal Mapping of the melt pool using Sigma Labs’ proprietary TED™ (Thermal Emission Density™) metrics.” The company says that […]

Rolls Royce harnesses 10 billion suns to improve metal additive manufacturing

The quest to optimise metal 3D printing is now moving at light-speed in the UK. At the core of the research is a £260 million facility that has previously helped researchers to read the Dead Sea Scrolls, advance understanding of HIV and unwrap the complex 3D structure of protein receptors. Now the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire is helping […]

The future of 3D printing by Brandon Lane and Steven Grantham, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Our series looking at the future of 3D printing continues with insights from NIST about how additive manufacturing can be improved and optimized. Brandon Lane received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University in 2013, and soon after joined the NIST Engineering Laboratory. He leads the Real-Time Monitoring and Controls for Additive […]