Long-term SLM Solutions customer, Sintavia, LLC, announced that it will add a second SLM500 additive manufacturing (AM) machine to its vertically integrated in-house supply chain. Sintavia is a leading volume production Tier One metal additive manufacturer that already owns 4 SLM Solutions printers. Adding a quad-laser industrial SLM500 selective laser melting system will allow them to produce large-scale parts with fast, multi-laser laser capability in a build envelope of 500 x 280 x 365mm.
SLM Technical Director, Richard Grylls, said “We are very pleased to continue our long partnership with Sintavia. SLM Solution’s applications team has stood beside Sintavia’s engineers as they have developed solutions for leading companies worldwide. In turn, Sintavia has for many years supported SLM Solutions with metallographic and analysis of SLM parts. Sintavia’s acquisition of an SLM500 represents another key step in Sintavia’s business plan, and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow.”
“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.”