The leading metal additive manufacturer Sintavia, LLC has reportedly announced to have recently acquired an additive manufacturing (AM) machine for its in-house, vertically-integrated supply chain. The SLM500 is the twelfth AM machine to be installed by the Florida-based company to increase volume production, cite reliable sources.
Reportedly, the company will now operate a total of twelve machines in its facility located in South Florida. Moreover, Sintavia plans to increase its capacity to 25 machines in 2019 after it shifts to the new production facility in Hollywood, Florida in the spring.
The machines currently deployed at the production facility reportedly include five EOS printers (two M290s, two M400-4s and one M400-1), two GE Additive printers (one Arcam Q20+ and a Concept M2 single laser), four SLM printers (two 280HL twin lasers, one 280HL single laser and one SLM500) and one TRUMPF TruPrint 3000 laser printer.
According to a press release by Sintavia LLC, the SLM500 is a wide-scale, multi-laser industrial metal printer that possesses a build envelop of 500 x 280 x 365mm. The new addition is so significant that it is anticipated to more than double the company’s production capacity, cite sources.
CEO of Sintavia, LLC, Brian Neff reportedly stated that the company has doubled its production capacity over the previous six months by adding the new machine. Since the customer demand for quicker production speeds and large-scale parts has been increasing day-by-day, the company would not have been able to fulfil them with fewer than the current dozen machines, Neff added.
Neff further conveyed that the plans to shift to the new Hollywood facility are well underway and the machine capacity is expected to more than double by the end of 2019.
Financial information pertaining to the purchase of new machine has not been revealed yet.