GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies, and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. Terms were not disclosed. The two privately-held companies, with about 130 Cincinnati-area employees specialize in additive manufacturing, an automated process for creating rapid prototypes and end-use production components.
Maybe they cut out Sigma Labs.
Why didn't they buy them out?
Google "Rapid Low Cost Additive Manufacturing" You will find a .pdf regarding a 24 month 'DARPA Open Manufacturing' contract which was began November 2012 between Honeywell, Morris Technologies, and Sigma Labs.
The purpose is to prove a 'Probabilistic Rapid Qualification Framework' for Additive Manufacturing using IPQA to produce DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) parts using titanium powder faster and with predictable quality compared to current industry norms.
After GE acquired Morris, they have reaffirmed publicly the timesaving goal for additive manufacturing this DARPA contract hopes to achieve and Sigma's IPQA is an integral part.
And if you look into the DARPA Open Manufacturing initiative, you may sense further opportunity for Sigma and partners bringing a faster metal additive machine to market.
Article out on GE working with Sigma Labs just 3 days ago- but you already know that I think.
Go to the "IdeasLab" web site by GE- the center article is about GE working with Sigma Labs- and it just came out on Friday.