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Fully Integrated Scan Head with Quality Assurance

Sigma Additive Solutions, a developer of quality assurance software for the commercial 3D printing industry, has partnered with Novanta, a global supplier of laser photonics, precision motion control and vision technologies for advanced industrial OEMs, including additive manufacturing (AM) applications, to create an integrated hardware/software solution to make quality assurance a standard part of the optical train.

Novanta's Firefly 3D scan head positions real-time monitoring as a standard, enabling Sigma's data analytics and quality assurance software suite. The next generation 3-axis scan head designed for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) machines enables OEMs instant access to process monitoring with Sigma's analytics suite. Additionally, it provides end customers in the field, agnostic of the OEM, the ability to implement monitoring solutions across machine fleets without complicated retrofits to optical trains.

This product features a 200 kHz data acquisition rate, enabling the potential for closed-loop control and laser correction that Sigma's technology has already demonstrated. The solution easily scales to add additional scan heads to OEM machine design to attain the benefits of multiscanner architectures up to 100% field overlap. Single, dual, quad and multirow set-ups can boost a machines' productivity to mass produce high fidelity parts with the benefit of Sigma's quality assurance solutions support.

For more information contact:

Sigma Additive Solutions

3900 Paseo del Sol

Santa Fe, NM 87507



125 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, MA 01730

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