Sintavia expands additive manufacturing capabilities

Sintavia has broadened its printing capabilities through the acquisition of a larger-scale additive manufacturing system.

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Metal additive manufacturing provider Sintavia (Davie, FL) has broadened its printing capabilities through the acquisition of a larger-scale EOS M400 additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) system. The new machine, which will be operational in September 2017, represents the first larger-envelope laser printer purchased by the company. With a 400 × 400 × 400mm build volume, the system allows for more flexibility in customer build requirements and is based on EOS's laser printing architecture.

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The EOS M400 additive manufacturing system.

"The EOS M400 is a very sound system," says Doug Hedges, Sintavia's president and COO. "We believe it is among the most qualifiable of the large laser platform printers due to its well-controlled mechanical parameters and reliability. We have spent a great deal of effort developing processes for dependable results and to qualify the production of metal parts for OEMs. This system is a big step in the right direction for those efforts, particularly with respect to our defense and space customers."

As part of its recently announced expansion in nearby Hollywood, FL, Sintavia expects to add an incremental 35 printers by 2020, the majority of which will be similarly sized large systems. This growth will also require the acquisition of larger gauged support equipment, including a larger heat treatment furnace, hot isostatic pressing (HIP), and other post-processing equipment. The company's commitment to vertically integrated additive manufacturing solutions for its customers will not change.

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Examples of parts produced using additive manufacturing at Sintavia.

The company, with high-speed printers co-located alongside precision post-processing equipment, mechanical testing equipment, and a metallurgical and powder laboratory, is able to optimize parameters, serially manufacture, and audit quality parts for critical industries. The company holds AS9100, ISO17025, and ANAB accreditation, and is OASIS- and ITAR-registered.

For more information, please visit www.sintavia.com.

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