From left to right, Doug Hedges, Sintavia COO, Jana Neff, Sintavia co-owner, Brian Neff, Sintavia co-owner, Gus Zambrano, assistant city manager, city of Hollywood and Mayor Josh Levy, city of Hollywood. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)
From left to right, Doug Hedges, Sintavia COO, Jana Neff, Sintavia co-owner, Brian Neff, Sintavia co-owner, Gus Zambrano, assistant city manager, city of Hollywood and Mayor Josh Levy, city of Hollywood. (Photo courtesy Business Wire.)

AM specialist Sintavia, has begun construction on a new 55,000 ft2 manufacturing facility located in Florida, USA. The US$15 million facility is expected to open in late 2018.

The company says that it will be the first facility of its kind to employ ‘Lean manufacturing principles’ for large-scale metal additive manufacturing.

‘Our new facility, when complete, will serve as template for future additive manufacturing facilities around the world,’ said Brian R Neff, Sintavia CEO. ‘We will pioneer, and continuously improve, an optimized flow of work centered around Sintavia’s industry-leading and vertically aligned quality system.’

The new facility is expected to result in 110 new jobs for technicians and support personnel, and to house over US$25 million of manufacturing equipment. This equipment includes metal printers, hot isostatic presses, vacuum furnaces, a metallurgical and mechanical lab, post-processing equipment, and a CT scanner.

This story is reprinted from material from Sintavia, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.