Sigma Labs, headquartered in Santa Fe, has built an intricate network of partnerships throughout the world—and it just keeps expanding. Most recently we followed as the QA specialist company announced it would be contracting with Honeywell Aerospace, joining with Morf3D, collaborating with Jaguar Precision Machine Corporation, and also receiving a contract from Solar Turbines for its In-Process Quality Assurance technology.
Now, Sigma Labs announces a signed Technology Development Agreement (TDA) with OXYS Corporation of Cambridge, MA. As the two companies begin working together, their first project will center around Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D INSPECT. They will create a new architecture platform for the software, which Sigma Labs says should allow for the following new developments:
- Miniaturization of the sensor/hardware PrintRite3D product
- Enhancements to the level of hardware/software integration moving it towards board-level integration
- Broadening of the market reach of the company’s PrintRite3D technology to the Smart Factory and the larger Digital Enterprise, including polymer-based 3D printing
“Industrie 4.0 is so named because it represents the fourth industrial revolution and a new way of thinking of both the factory as well as the broader digital enterprise. The first three industrial revolutions brought us mechanization, mass production, and computerization respectively,” said Mark Cola, CEO of Sigma Labs.
“Industrie 4.0 represents the complete interconnectedness of the digital enterprise across multiple dimensions. Internal to the organization, there is a single digital thread linking the highest enterprise level applications and decisions to the lowest shop floor sensor data. Externally facing the customer, there is unprecedented continuity and quality of customer experience as well as visibility and transparency, again facilitated by the ubiquitous presence of cyber-physical objects seamlessly bridging digital and physical worlds.”
Cola also reiterates that with this most recent collaboration, Sigma Labs will be able to look forward to working in new applications and markets that will benefit their customer base.
“OXYS Corporation is a Cambridge, MA based startup which fully leverages the tremendous innovation ecosystem of Cambridge and such universities as MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Tufts, Northeastern, among others,” said Giro DiBiase, CEO of OXYS Corporation. “We have an outstanding founding group with deep roots and connectivity to this ecosystem, and access to the best software talent on the planet.
“As a first step with Sigma Labs, we plan to work on an Industrie 4.0 compatible version of their solutions for Additive Manufacturing. Then we will work with them to significantly expand market presence and opportunities to many other processes in the manufacturing and smart factory domain.”
Cola also sees the partnership as a way to bring together traditions from the DOE National Labs, MIT and Cambridge.
“Sigma Labs has roots in the National Labs, and OXYS has roots at MIT and Cambridge. Together we will bring together best in class talent for the purpose of expanding into new markets, creating new revenue opportunities for both companies, and creating significant value for our customers and investors.”
Sigma Labs was founded by scientists Mark J. Cola and Vivek Dave in 2005. Today, they create quality assurance software and inspection systems for other companies around the globe who are engaged in 3D printing and other progressive technology. Find out more about them here. Discuss in the Sigma Labs OXYS forum at 3DPB.com.