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Sintavia opens 55,000 sq-ft advanced manufacturing facility

The facility is expected to bring 130 new jobs to South Florida

Metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia has officially inaugurated a new 55,000 square foot facility in Hollywood, Florida. The advanced manufacturing site will serve as the company’s new headquarters and will enable the company to supply 3D printed parts to the aerospace and defense industries.

Sintavia recently marked the opening of the expansive facility with a grand opening celebration attended by over 150 customers, industry partners and government officials. Guests included growth equity investment partner Sumitomo Corporation, one of the largest international trading companies in the world

“Sintavia has again proven itself as a leader in the industrialization of AM production,” said Mr. Masaki Nakajima, CEO and President of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. “We are excited to work with the entire Sintavia team in their new facility as they continue to grow.”

Sintavia new facility

The new Florida facility houses over $25 million worth of advanced manufacturing equipment, including medium- and large-scale metal 3D printers, EDMs, post-processing machines, wet-booths and furnaces for sintering. The facility integrates a number of practices and equipment that promote high quality, industrial-grade production, including separate manufacturing rooms for different alloys, a large-scale powder management system, an interruptable power supply, an inert gas fam and a final production acceptance quality control room.

“This new facility is the first of its kind in North America to offer large-scale AM production coupled with a robust aerospace quality management system,” commented Brian Neff, Sintavia’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As we grow, it will serve as a template for future vertically-aligned advanced manufacturing facilities around the U.S. and the world.”

In terms of capacity, Sintavia says the new facility can turn out tens of thousands of parts, representing in excess of $100 million of AM revenue annually. The new site will also require new employees and Sintavia plans to add more than 130 new jobs for skills workers and support staff in the region.

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.

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