Sigma Labs, Inc. has received a contract from Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. , for a non-exclusive license of the Company’s PrintRite3D® software applications. Sigma Labs’ technology will be utilized on Aerojet Rocketdyne’s contract with the U.S. Air Force to define more efficient processes for qualifying AM components, and be evaluated for liquid-fueled rocket engine applications. The broader Air Force initiative is part of a plan to transition away from the Russian-made RD-180 engines currently used on the Atlas V launch vehicle.
Also, Sigma Labs received an order from Aerojet Rocketdyne under the previously-announced “America Makes” additive manufacturing research project with GE Aviation. The program, funded by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), uses Sigma Labs’ proprietary In-Process Quality Assurance™ (IPQA®) software for advanced AM monitoring. This is the second PrintRite3D® system being deployed under America Makes, the first being with GE Aviation.