SANTA FE, N.M., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGLB) (“Sigma” or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, today announced that the Company was allowed a seminal patent entitled “Method and System for Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Processes.” The patent provides protection for methods of assuring part quality using real time data from multiple sensor types. The patent enables serial production applications through real time tracking and reporting of process consistency and part repeatability. The patent being allowed is for the first application filed in a series of 18 patent applications submitted by Sigma over these past 5 years in the general domain of in process quality assurance.

Mark Cola, Sigma co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, states “Our PrintRite3D® technology can be used in many AM applications and helps our customers to increase their product time to market (TTM) through a better understanding of their process variance and means by which to control it. Looking to the future, PrintRite3D® will allow our customers to achieve product yield improvements during serial production through use of our proprietary software algorithms.”

Sigma, the industry’s leading provider of in-process melt pool quality assurance software, continues to work with leaders in metal additive manufacturing such as Siemens, Woodward and Solar Turbines to incorporate its PrintRite3D® technology across multiple additive manufacturing markets. Sigma has various other patents pending covering its PrintRite3D® technology.

About Sigma Labs

Sigma Labs, Inc. is a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand and a developer of advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality assurance software for commercial firms worldwide seeking productive solutions for advanced manufacturing. For more information please visit us at www.sigmalabsinc.com.

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Investor Relations Contact:Bret ShapiroManaging DirectorCORE IR561-479-8566 brets@coreir.com