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Sigma Labs Expands To Europe; Patent Granted To Monitor Additive Manufacturing Processes

New Mexico, US: Sigma Labs—a provider of 3D printing products and services based in New Mexico, is expanding to Europe. For the first time, it will have a new sales and support team overseas.

The company has also introduced Markus Meidenstein as its new business development manager in Europe. Mr Meidenstein will be based near Munich, Germany and will be heading Sigma Labs’ European customer sales and marketing arms.

His immediate priorities will centre on existing Sigma Labs accounts, while working with new customers to establish proof of concept programmes within strategic market areas. He will also generate new opportunity lead, and work on European marketing and trade show activities.

Mr Meidenstein has more than 15 years’ experience in professional sales, namely in key account management, project sales and business development. His background consists of experience in software business development and additive manufacturing. Before joining Sigma Labs, he had worked for AEGIS Software and Materialise.

“Europe is critical to the growth of additive manufacturing, to Sigma Labs and the adoption of our PrintRite3D In-Process Quality Assurance or IPQA-based technology. Sigma Labs is proud to provide local support for the growing market in Europe, and we are excited to have Markus leading our European efforts,” said John Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Sigma Labs.

This expansion to Europe is attributed to increased European adoption of Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D software. The company will be adding a technical Applications Engineering support team to the European operation in the upcoming week.

As the company continues to pursue growth opportunities, the European team will work closely with clients and partners in supporting the increased adoption of the PrintRite3D IPQA technology among major multi-machine production users of metal additive manufacturing.

Back in the US, the company has newly been granted a patent for its technology. Entitled “Method and System for Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Processes,” the patent provides protection for methods to assure part quality using real-time data from multiple sensor types. Through real-time tracking and reporting of process consistency and part repeatability, it enables serial production applications.

“Our PrintRite3D technology can be used in many AM applications and helps our customers to increase their product time to market (TTM) through a better understanding of their process variance and means by which to control it,” said Mark Cola, co-founder, president and chief technology officer of Sigma Labs.

“Looking into the future, PrintRite3D will allow our customers to achieve product yield improvements during serial production through the use of our proprietary software algorithms,” Mr Cola added.

The recently granted patent is the first application of the 18 submitted over the last five years under the general domain of process quality assurance. The company also has several additional pending patents related to its PrintRite3D technology.

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