EOS Metal 3D Printer Acquired by Sintavia

  • EOS’ M 290 brings increased part quality and parameter optimization to Sintavia’s aerospace and defense customers

November 7, 2016 – EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced that Sintavia, LLC, a leading developer of 3D metal printing solutions for the aerospace and defense and other critical industries, has acquired its M 290 machine for industrial metal part production. With a building volume of 250 x 250 x 325 mm, EOS’ M 290 provides fast, flexible and cost-effective production at scale.

“Our M 290 machine leads the industry in high-quality, repeatable and efficient part production making it a perfect addition to Sintavia’s AM line-up,” said Andy Snow, senior vice president at EOS North America. “With this partnership, Sintavia’s customers have access to a machine with proven performance from leading brands in the aerospace and defense industry and beyond.”

Several key features of M 290 made it the right choice for Sintavia.

  • Enhanced quality monitoring and evaluation: EOS PowderBed, EOSTATE Base, EOSTATE LaserMonitoring are three modules that enable quality management at the highest level during pre- and post-production.
  • Extended range of applications: Light, stainless and super-alloy metals can be used with EOS’ standardized Part Property Profiles and ParameterEditor enabling Sintavia to modify parameters to meet individual, customer requirements.
  • Optimized customer and user experience: Graphical interface and wizard guidance supports the system operator, making its use intuitive and task-based.

“With the addition of the M 290, Sintavia now boasts six machines in our state-of the art production facility, giving us pre- and post-processing capabilities rivalling tier-one OEMs,” said Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia. “The M 290 – with its parameter optimization and its globally-recognized production quality – provides significant value to our aerospace and defense customers, and it’s within this industry that we will capitalize most on this investment.”

Sintavia’s acquisition of the EOS M 290 underscores the company’s pivot from a research and testing facility to a larger player within the Aerospace and Defense manufacturing supply chain.

About EOS
EOS is the world’s leading technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production. www.eos.info

About Sintavia
Founded in 2012, Sintavia is a global leader for independent metal additive manufacturing (AM) in support of critical industries.  With full manufacturing capabilities co-located alongside a hot isostatic press, a vacuum heat treatment furnace, an industrial CT scanner, a wire EDM, 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 much faster than any of its competitors.  The company is ISO 9001, AS9100, and ANAB certified.

Source: EOS

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