Sintavia Acquires Three More GE Additive Arcam A2X EB Printers

Company using them to manufacture high-precision structural titanium components for the aerospace and defense industry.


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GE Additive A2X printers

GE Additive A2X printers 

Sintavia, a designer and 3D printer of a new-generation flight and launch components, has acquired three GE Additive Arcam A2X electron beam (EB) printers. The new EB printers will join the company’s four other EB printers, including three GE Additive Arcam Q20plus machines and one other A2X.

“We are big believers in the electron beam process for high-precision structural components manufactured in titanium,” says Brian Neff, Sintavia’s chief executive officer. “It has been a great pleasure to work with GE Additive to develop successful manufacturing strategies for critical aerostructure components. We are excited to expand our production platform using the electron beam process in the months and years to come.”

“It’s great to see continued momentum and innovation at Sintavia. The recent addition of a third Q20plus printer, plus these three recently purchased A2X printers, means Sintavia now operates the largest fleet of Q20s and A2Xs in the U.S.,” says Alain Dupont, chief customer officer, GE Additive. “Precision aerostructure parts are a perfect fit for these machines, which were specifically designed for the cost-efficient production of large structural airframe components.”

Sintavia’s ability to design and serially produce thermally engineered components with complex structural walls of less than 150 microns has unlocked a level of performance impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods, the company says. With 30 high-speed printers co-located alongside precision postprocessing equipment, a full complement of mechanical testing equipment, and a full metallurgical and powder laboratory, Sintavia is able to optimize parameters, serially manufacture and audit quality parts for aerospace applications.