Sintavia officially opened its new 55,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Hollywood, Fla. The facility houses over $25 million of advanced manufacturing equipment, including medium- and large-scale metal 3D printers, multiple furnaces, EDMs and post-processing machines. Some of the industrial engineering improvements of the building include separate manufacturing rooms segregated by alloy, a large-scale powder management system, an uninterruptable power supply, an inert-gas farm and a final production acceptance quality-control room.
The facility is capable of producing tens of thousands of parts annually and is anticipated to create more than 130 new jobs for skilled employees and support staff. According to Sintavia, it is the first of its kind in North America to offer large-scale AM production coupled with a robust aerospace quality management system.