SLM Solutions Group AG announced that Sintavia, a manufacturer of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the aerospace, defence, and space industry, has ordered two NXG XII 600s.
The order will give Sintavia and its diverse customer base a competitive advantage due to the unprecedented demand for printed metal componentry. The NXG Xll 600s will enable Sintavia to cost-effectively supply that demand by manufacturing parts at a rate and quality that remains unequalled in the industry.
The efficiency and capabilities of the NXG XII 600 were tested on a benchmark part for Sintavia that proved to be one of the most challenging builds ever created using the LPBF process. The results were astounding: the benchmark part, in this case, a large Inconel shrouded impeller with an exposure area of more than 50% and a weight of 174 kg, was built successfully in under a week. This will enable Sintavia to go into serial production as soon as the first machine is delivered.
“It is very clear that future flight and launch OEMs will depend on complex mechanical systems enabled by additive technology,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s founder and CEO. “The sheer size and efficiency of the NXG Xll 600 platform will greatly accelerate this profound modality shift. We are looking forward to unlocking its benefits on behalf of our aerospace, defense, and space customers.”
Charlie Grace, Chief Sales Officer for SLM Solutions, commented on the partnership: “We are excited to strengthen our strategic relationship with Sintavia. With the new additions to its fleet, Sintavia can manufacture the most challenging and oversized applications for aerospace, defence, and space customers at warp speed. There is no doubt that the amazing capabilities of the NXG Xll 600, coupled with the strong market reach of Sintavia, will enable significant innovation and success.”
The NXG XII 600 is a state-of-the-art system ideal for industrial serial production of complex components. It contains twelve 1000W lasers and the industry’s largest build envelope of 600x600x600mm³, which enables the production of large-scale components that were previously unable to be made.
Sintavia designs and 3D prints a new generation of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry. With its fleet of high-speed printers co-located alongside precision post-processing equipment, a full complement of mechanical testing equipment, and a full metallurgical and powder laboratory, Sintavia is able to optimize parameters, manufacture at scale, and audit components for aerospace applications. A founding member of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, Sintavia is committed to the highest quality standards in the industry and holds multiple Nadcap and other aerospace accreditations. For more information, visit http://www.sintavia.com.
About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is an integrated solutions provider and metal additive manufacturing partner. The company is vested in customers’ long-term success with metal additive manufacturing. Robust Selective Laser Melting machines optimize fast, reliable, and cost-efficient part production and SLM Solutions’ experts work with customers at each stage of the process to provide the support that elevates the use of the technology and ensures their return on investment is maximized. A publicly-traded company, SLM Solutions Group AG is headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.
For more information, contact: www.slm-solutions.com