Metal AM Autumn 2019

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Sintavia’s new AM facility

Sintavia: New facility signals the move towards volume metal Additive Manufacturing for aerospace and defence In May 2019, US-based Sintavia, LLC opened a state-of-the-art facility in Hollywood, Florida, dedicated to the volume production of metal additively manufactured components for the aerospace and defence sector, marking a significant expansion of the company’s production capacity. Debbie Sniderman visited the new facility on behalf of Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine and reports on the company’s ambitious plans and its management’s views on the ongoing evolution of the industry.

Earlier this year, Sintavia, LLC, a leading independent metal AM service provider for the global aerospace and defence industries, formally opened its new 5,100 m2 Additive Manufacturing facility in Hollywood, Florida, USA. With high-speed Additive Manufacturing systems co-located alongside a high-capacity precision postprocessing operation and a full complement of quality control and testing services, this new facility is able to deliver along the entire AM process chain, from component development and parameter optimisation to serial production and inspection. When fully commissioned, it is expected to be one of the most advanced Additive Manufacturing plants in the world, capable of producing thousands of precision metal components per month for the aerospace and defence OEMs worldwide who are recognising the economic, technical and strategic benefits of the technology. The facility is anticipated to generate revenue in excess of

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$100 million and now serves as the company’s headquarters, originally located in the nearby town of Davie. Sintavia’s mission with this new facility has been to be amongst the first independent manufacturers to offer a vertically integrated, end-toend metal Additive Manufacturing production process. It designs,

pre-processes, builds, post-processes, and analyses all aspects of Additive Manufacturing in-house, from start to finish. With this business model, Sintavia believes that it is well positioned to supply serially manufactured aerospace and defence components with guaranteed quality and repeatability as part of an OEM supply chain.

Fig. 1 Sintavia’s new AM facility in Holywood, Florida, USA

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