Metal additive manufacturing company, Sintavia has unveiled plans to build a 55,000-square foot advanced manufacturing facility in nearby Hollywood. The new centre in the Port 95 Commerce Park will also serve as the company’s headquarters and is expected to be complete by mid-2018. The $12 million investment will quadruple Sintavia’s current production capacity.
Sintavia, describing the centre as ‘the world’s largest comprehensive additive manufacturing production facility’, also said the facility will create more than 135 new high-skilled jobs in the area. The Florida-based company see the centre as the perfect platform to improve its current proficiencies, and also expand them.
“With this new facility, we are excited to continue our leadership in the development of the metal AM supply chain for OEM’s 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.”
Supplementing the current advanced manufacturing equipment and material laboratory will be over $20m worth of new machinery. This will include larger additive manufacturing equipment, an automated powder handling system, an uninterruptable power supply, an inert gas farm, and an enhanced post-processing footprint.
Sintavia believes it is the first independent manufacturer of its kind to offer a vertically integrated, and-to-end, metal additive manufacturing production process. With an accredited in-house lab, Sintavia is able to verify powder quality. The company also boasts post-processing technology and non-destructive testing methods for final components. It all culminates in positioning Sintavia as a company capable of supplying serially manufactured components with guaranteed quality and repeatability.
Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President and COO, expands: “The key to Sintavia’s success over the past few years has been our vertically integrated approach to metal AM. 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.”
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