SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Sigma Labs Inc. and Los Alamos National Laboratory have joined forces to identify technologies for use in 3-D printing of metals.
Sigma said the collaboration comes through a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Technology Transfer Division at the laboratory.
"Under the MOU, Sigma Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory will seek to identify existing technologies at Los Alamos that are not currently under exclusive license or otherwise encumbered that may be of significant commercial value in the domain of additive manufacturing or 3-D Printing, especially for metals," said Mark Cola, president and chief executive officer of Sigma Labs.
"Specifically, we are targeting technologies that focus on materials, sensors, and laser systems that could have impact on the further development of 3-D printing of metals. We are hopeful that this MOU will lead to an agreement with Los Alamos for the commercialization of specific technologies relating to metal 3-D printing."
Sigma Labs said neither party to the MOU is obligated to take any action (on commercialization) until a mutually acceptable agreement has been executed by the parties.
"There can be no assurance, however, that the parties will enter into such a definitive agreement."
Additional details were not provided.