05 Oct 2020
Acquisition brings company’s total number of industrial metal printers to twenty-one; more planned for next two years.Sintavia, Hollywood, FL, an additive manufacturer supporting the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry, has acquired two additional M400-4 quad laser printers from EOS of Krailling, Germany.
The 3D printers, which were delivered in September 2020, are the seventh and eighth M400 printers operated by the company, as well as the 20th and 21st industrial printers it owns overall. The purchases follow Sintavia’s announcement in July of its acquisition of an additional Arcam Q20+ electron beam printer from GE Additive.
“As we have grown over the past several years, we have shied away from issuing press releases when we acquire new equipment. In a normal year, these announcements are kind of boring. However, this is an unusual year, and we feel it is important to let the industry know that demand for aerospace additive manufacturing is booming,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s CEO.
'Pandemic creating real opportunities'
“The global pandemic has turned the traditional aerospace supply chain on its head, creating real opportunities for companies like Sintavia to offer high precision solutions to OEMs worldwide, and this trend underpins our announcement today. The EOS M400-4 is the workhorse of our factory, and we continue to see great results with it.”
The company stated that it expects to add an additional 6-8 large, industrial printers by the end of 2021, and up to 10 more in 2022.
Sintavia supplies additive manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and space sector. With high-speed printers co-located alongside precision post-processing equipment, a full complement of mechanical testing equipment, and a full metallurgical and powder laboratory, the company is able to optimize parameters, serially manufacture, and audit quality parts for aerospace applications.
A founding member of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, Sintavia is committed to the highest quality standards in the industry and holds multiple Nadcap and other aerospace accreditations.