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Sintavia announced that it had added a tenth and an eleventh additive manufacturing (AM) machine to its growing fleet of in-house printers. The tenth machine is an EOS M 400-4, Sintavia’s third M400 large-scale industrial printer, and the eleventh machine is another EOS M 290, the medium-sized workhorse for volume production.

“Adding these machines to our production capacity immediately in September was a necessity,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President. “Our customers’ needs have increased significantly in volume over the last six months and Sintavia is meeting this demand head-on. Sintavia is the independent leader for high-volume serial manufacturing of aerospace and other precision industries via AM.”

Sintavia also announced that it had ordered an SLM500 additive manufacturing (AM) machine. The SLM500 is a large-scale, multi-laser industrial printer with a build envelope of 500 x 280 x 365mm.

“With the addition of the SLM500 we will have doubled our production capacity in the last six months,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s CEO at the International Machine Technology Show in Chicago where the agreement was signed. “With a strong increase in customer demand for large-scale parts and faster production speeds, we can operate with no less than a dozen machines to meet capacity demands head-on in our current facility. As we grow into our new facility in Hollywood, FL, our machine capacity will more than double again by the end of next year.”

After the delivery of the SLM500, Sintavia will operate a total of twelve machines in its South Florida facility including five EOS printers (two M400-4s, one M400-1, and two M290s), four SLM printers (one SLM500, two 280HL twin lasers, and one 280HL single laser), two GE Additive printers (one Concept M2 single laser, and one Arcam Q20+), and a TRUMPF TruPrint 3000 laser printer. The company expects to more than double its capacity to 25 machines in 2019 after it moves into its new Hollywood, FL, facility in the spring.

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