“Factory of the Future” Will Bring High Volume 3D Metal Printing to South Florida
DAVIE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sintavia, LLC, the global independent leader for precision metal additive manufacturing ("AM"), announced plans today to build a 55,000 square foot advanced manufacturing facility in nearby Hollywood, Florida. The new plant, which will also serve as the company's headquarters, will quadruple Sintavia's current production capacity, and is expected to be complete by mid-2018.
"With this new facility, we are excited to continue our leadership in the development of the metal AM supply chain for OEMs in precision industries," said Brian Neff, Sintavia's Chairman and CEO. "We will use this additional space not only to grow our existing competencies in laser and electron beam melting, but also to industrialize new technologies such as metal binder jet manufacturing."
In addition to the company's current advanced manufacturing equipment and material laboratory, the new facility will house over $20mm of new machinery, including larger AM equipment, an automated powder handling system, an uninterruptable power supply, an inert gas farm, and an enhanced post-processing footprint. The expansion is anticipated to bring more than 135 new jobs for skilled employees and support staff to South Florida.
"The key to Sintavia's success over the past few years has been our vertically integrated approach to metal AM," said Doug Hedges, Sintavia's President and COO. "Our ability to rapidly qualify machines and processes—through the use of our on-site laboratories, scanning, and post-processing equipment—demonstrates meaningful value to our customers. This same approach will continue on a larger scale with our new production facility."
Sintavia is the first independent manufacturer of its kind to offer a vertically integrated, end-to-end metal AM production process. Beginning with an accredited in-house laboratory to verify powder quality, to post-processing technology and non-destructive testing of final components, Sintavia is uniquely positioned to supply serially manufactured components with guaranteed quality and repeatability as part of the OEM supply chain.
Sintavia is the global leader for independent metal AM for critical industries. With high-speed printers alongside precision post processing and mechanical testing equipment, a full metallurgical and powder laboratory, Sintavia is able to optimize parameters, serially manufacture, and audit parts for critical industries. Sintavia holds AS9100, ISO17025, and ANAB accreditation, as well as being OASIS and ITAR registered.