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AM Quality Trends Report – September 2022

Dear Colleague,

Happy Fall to you – although it doesn’t seem like Fall where I live. We’ve had a very busy summer fulfilling our mission as the “AM Quality Assurance Standard”. We have some great news and some resources to share that we hope will be of benefit to you and your organization.

AcGovDustrial Network: Collaborating on Research and AM Standardization

Last week, Sigma announced the formation of the new In-Situ “AcGovDustrial” Network as a way of formalizing our ongoing program of working with universities, research labs, government organizations and industrial companies to provide a platform for improving collaboration related to in-situ monitoring and real-time analysis for quality assurance, certification, and qualification of additively manufactured parts.

Dr. Nima Shamsei, Director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence at Auburn University commented on the network, “Auburn’s relationship with Sigma Additive is a shining example of the power of the AcGovDustrial program. Auburn is working closely with Sigma on projects with the FAA, Army, and NASA, while also jointly contributing to ASTM Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS).”

Dyndrite Welcomes Sigma Additive Solutions to Dyndrite Developer Council (DDC)

Earlier this month, we were happy to join the Dyndrite Developer Council (DDC). Dyndrite makes an accelerated computation engine that gives hardware and software companies the power, freedom and control necessary to deliver the future of digital manufacturing. DDC provides tools, resources and community for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and service providers developing on the Dyndrite platform. This assists us in collaborating on standards needed for the industry as a whole, to positively influence technology directions, and to gain early access to new technologies being developed by Dyndrite and other developer council members.

In the press release announcement, Harshil Goel, CEO, Dyndrite Corporation stated, “Quality assurance with traceability, repeatability and calibration are critical components of any production manufacturing process. Our materials and process development tools for Laser Powder Bed Fusion are complemented by Sigma Additive Solutions’ technology.”

ASTM ICAM Conference

This year’s ASTM ICAM event, held in Orlando October 31 – Nov 4, promises to be informative event. If you attend, either for one day or the entire conference, look us up in the exhibitor area – we are Diamond sponsors. Better yet, say “hi” to our CTO Darren Beckett, who is an organizer and speaker of the panel session titled Process Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in AM. Darren will talk about how in-process control and in-situ monitoring are becoming more essential, and how the fusion process can significantly impact quality of AM parts.

Our CTO, Darren Beckett, is a co-organizer of the track called Process Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in AM. Also join Sigma speakers at these sessions:

Stephan Kuehr, European Oprations

Meet the New Addition to Sigma Executive Team

If you are in Europe or happen to work for an OEM company or independent software vendor (ISV) in the AM industry, you might know or have heard of, Stephan Kuehr. Stephan just joined Sigma as our General Manager of European Operations. In this role, Stephan will lead the European region with responsibility for all direct and channel revenue activities, including management of our worldwide OEM and independent software vendor (ISV) network partner programs.

Prior to joining Sigma Additive Solutions, Stephan spent the past 10 years in additive manufacturing as CEO and co-founder of 3YOURMIND, a leading manufacturing execution system (MES) software provider based in Berlin, Germany. He’s not only an experienced and talented member of our industry, he is a great individual as well. Reach out to Stephan at or read his article about why he joined Sigma here.

Between the amazing technology we are developing, our great partners, customers and co-workers, and the opportunity to influence the direction of our important industry, these are exciting days to be part of the additive manufacturing industry. We appreciate your readership of this report and your interest in our company. Contact us if we can help you in any way or to learn more about Sigma Additive Solutions.


The Sigma Additive Solutions Team

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