Sigma Labs, Inc. (“Sigma Labs” or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, has announced that it has received a contract from Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., located in San Diego, California. Solar Turbines will implement Sigma Labs’ In-Process Quality Assurance™ (IPQA®) technology for the production of gas turbine components using metal additive manufacturing (“AM”). The division makes mid-size industrial turbines for use in electric power generation, gas compression, and pumping systems. Sigma Labs will initially install its PrintRite3D® software on a 3D Systems’ ProX300 machine, with the potential for multiple system orders as the company ramps up to full serial production.
Solar Turbines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., with approximately 8,500 employees, and is a leading industrial gas turbine OEM. Solar Turbines has over 60 years of experience with the design, development and commercialization of industrial gas turbines and turbomachinery products.