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Resources and Insights for Additive Manufacturing QA

Welcome to the Resources Center for Sigma Labs – providing you with valuable information about best practices in additive manufacturing/3D metal printing in-process quality assurance. Our objective is to provide relevant and actionable information that you can use to improve your knowledge of the industry as well as boost the quality of your manufactured parts. If there is something we haven’t addressed, or you have questions, please contact us.

White Papers and Executive Briefs

The Important Relationship Between Quality Management Systems and Additive Manufacturing – A key objective of a QMS is to improve the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis, especially when it comes to meeting customer expectations, provisioning products and services efficiently, and creating space for growth, profitability and employee retention. Read.

The Important Role of Quality Management Systems in Additive Manufacturing – Additive manufacturers, service providers and OEMS face the constant need to meet or exceed customer expectations, while maintaining regulatory compliance and quality standards. This paper will help guide you to improve the yield, economics and predictability of AM manufactured parts. Read.

How AM Quality Standards Can Benefit Our Journey to Mars! – Our new paper: How AM Quality Standards Can Benefit Our Journey to Mars! The paper talks about NASA’s commitment to qualify additive manufacturing and discusses important information on topics.  Read.

Building a case for radical collaboration plus quality standards: The pathway to growing the AM industry – In this article, Ruport discusses how the company is targeting radical collaboration and the implementation of cohesive quality standards across the value chain to grow AM and overcome the challenges posed by true industrialization. Read.

Best Practices in Additive Manufacturing In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA®) – Learn how in-process quality assurance procedures will help you achieve non-destructive quality assurance in mid-production. Read.

Machine Learning: A Game Changer for Additive Manufacturing QA – machine learning can accurately predict where anomalies in 3D printed parts are likely to occur. Read.

Navigating the Additive Manufacturing QA Minefield -QA challenges can slow the success of additive manufacturing suppliers and manufacturers. If you are a company that depends on mission-critical parts, a metal 3D printer supplier, or anyone who has an interest in improving additive manufacturing quality, you will benefit from reading this informative paper full of actionable information and relevant examples. Read.

Blog

Visit the Blog: Catch up with industry and company news. Articles like Why a Focus on Quality is Needed to Grow the Additive Manufacturing Industry and ANSYS Technical Study Compares AM Monitoring Methods. Read.

Technical Papers and Case Studies

Technical Papers & Case Studies: Choose from 14 papers and in-depth case studies on topics as varied as melt pool monitoring, anomaly detection, machine learning models, in-process quality metrics & computational tomography, and much more. Read.

Webinars

Additive Manufacturing Just Got Better: A Special Event Focused on 3D Metal Printing Quality and Economics In Metal Additive (3D Printing Metal) quality and economics are of top concern. Do you share in this sentiment? Sigma Labs’ Ron Fisher and Alex Benham discussed how Additive Manufacturing is getting better in 5 major ways: Watch.

March 2021 ASME AM Industry Summit Presentation about Boosting Additive Manufacturing Quality, Economics and Efficiency: Darren Beckett, CTO of Sigma Labs, discussed 3D metal printing quality, economics, and efficiency at the March 2021 ASME AM Industry Summit. Organizations face challenges in realizing productivity improvements in AM/3D metal processes. While cost reductions can be realized by monitoring scrap fractions, the cost and efficiency benefits can be accelerated with the addition of melt pool diagnosis and alert technology that provides much better ROI. Watch.

Boosting Additive Manufacturing Quality, Economics, and Efficiency with Monitoring and Alerts: This session discussed the benefits of adopting melt pool monitoring technology that gives you a clear view of in-process anomalies, as well as the diagnostic and alert tools to not only improve part performance metrics but also the efficiency and return on investment of your entire additive manufacturing process. Watch.

Improving Additive Manufacturing Performance: From Design through Quality Assurance In this on-demand webinar,  learn how industry leaders DMG MORI and Sigma Labs are teaming up to improve the quality, throughput and cost-efficiency of additive manufacturing and 3D Metal printing. Watch.

Navigating the Additive Manufacturing QA Minefield – While the additive manufacturing/3D metal printing industry is growing fast, it is still constrained by quality control issues that inhibit throughput and profitability. Join experts Ron Fisher and Darren Beckett as they share the latest information about in-process quality assurance and what it can mean for your company. Watch.

How to Achieve In-Process Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing – Sigma Labs’ CTO Darren Beckett covers the key technical challenges and solutions in 3D metal printing applications. More than 15 subjects are covered in this fast-paced and informative presentation. Watch.

Improve Your AM Quality & Economics: Proven Best Practices from Industry Experts – Whatever your role in additive manufacturing (AM), you no doubt have an interest in improving the quality, efficiency and economics of 3D metal printing. That’s why we put together three top experts to share their proven strategies and tactics to help you get the most out of your AM initiatives. Watch.

Video and Audio

In-Situ Monitoring Benefits: In this video, Alex Benham shows how the addition of an In-Situ monitoring system can propel the overall quality and economics of your additive manufacturing production operation to greater heights. Watch.

Sigma Labs Overview: Brief videos that demonstrate the uses and benefits of Sigma Labs’ quality assurance solutions for the additive manufacturing/ 3D metal printing industry. Watch.

IPQA University: Visit our extensive collection of videos and learn the techniques and technical solutions to achieve a high level in process quality assurance (IPQA) in additive manufacturing/3D metal printing. Watch.

Podcast: SME editor Chris Mahar’s 24 minute interview of Ron Fisher, Sigma’s VP of Business Development: Maximizing Metal Additive Manufacturing with In-Process Quality Inspection. Listen.

White Papers

Best Practices in Additive Manufacturing In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA®) – Learn how in-process quality assurance procedures will help you achieve non-destructive quality assurance in mid-production. Read.

Machine Learning: A Game Changer for Additive Manufacturing QA – machine learning can accurately predict where anomalies in 3D printed parts are likely to occur. Read.

Blog

Catch up with industry and company news. Articles like Why a Focus on Quality is Needed to Grow the Additive Manufacturing Industry and ANSYS Technical Study Compares AM Monitoring Methods. Read.

Technical Papers

Choose from 13 papers and in-depth case studies on topics as varied as melt pool monitoring, anomaly detection, machine learning models, in-process quality metrics & computational tomography, and much more. Read.

Webinars

Navigating the Additive Manufacturing QA Minefield – While the additive manufacturing/3D metal printing industry is growing fast, it is still constrained by quality control issues that inhibit throughput and profitability. Join experts Ron Fisher and Darren Beckett as they share the latest information about in-process quality assurance and what it can mean for your company. Watch.

How to Achieve In-Process Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing – Sigma Labs’ CTO Darren Beckett covers the key technical challenges and solutions in 3D metal printing applications. More than 15 subjects are covered in this fast-paced and informative presentation. Watch.

Video and Audio

Sigma Labs Overview: Brief videos that demonstrate the uses and benefits of Sigma Labs’ quality assurance solutions for the additive manufacturing/ 3D metal printing industry. Watch.

IPQA University: Visit our extensive collection of videos and learn the techniques and technical solutions to achieve a high level in process quality assurance (IPQA) in additive manufacturing/3D metal printing. Watch.

Podcast: SME editor Chris Mahar’s 24 minute interview of Ron Fisher, Sigma’s VP of Business Development: Maximizing Metal Additive Manufacturing with In-Process Quality Inspection. Listen.

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