Sigma Labs Awarded Patents for Advanced Lightweight Materials

By Caroline Rees / 14 Jan 2013

Sigma Labs, Inc. has been awarded two U.S. Patents for advanced lightweight materials suitable for munitions and unmanned aerial systems.

The first award is for a new class of reactive material known as ARMS – Advanced Reactive Materials and Structures. The material will facilitate the reduction of weight in the manufacture of parts for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and brings new possibilities to the design of munitions, delivering equivalent explosive power in a device roughly half of the weight.

Vivek Dave, Executive Vice President of Sigma Labs, stated that, “Part of the basis for our patent includes the processing method by which we developed our reactive structural material. It is a very economical manufacturing method compared to such methods like powder metallurgy and it can be scaled to virtually any production volume.”

The second patent award was for Sigma Labs’ BAM – Bonded Advanced Munition – technology which is ideally suited for use in projectiles like bullets or warheads for missiles requiring increased behind armor effects.

Sigma Labs intends to seek licensing partnerships to help commercialize and take these technologies to market. There can be no assurance, however, that Sigma Labs will enter into a definitive license agreement.

Sigma Labs, Inc. has three wholly-owned subsidiaries – B6 Sigma, Inc., Sumner & Lawrence Limited and La Mancha Company. B6 Sigma develops precision manufacturing solutions and advanced materials technologies, as well as R&D solutions for first-tier integrators and other commercial firms worldwide. Sumner Associates and La Mancha provide high-level consultants to Federal government and commercial clients seeking productive solutions for emerging and strategic development technologies.

Sigma Labs has current contracts with Federal government and private industry clients to provide high-level consultants and develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems.

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