Sintavia Breaks Ground on New Additive Manufacturing Facility in Florida

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Florida-based company Sintavia is a fast-moving one. Only about two and a half years old, Sintavia quickly became a leader in metal additive manufacturing, reaching clients from a range of industries including aerospace and defense, oil and natural gas, automotive, and ground power generation. As the new year approaches, Sintavia is continuing to grow, breaking ground this week on a new advanced manufacturing facility in Hollywood, Florida. The $15 million facility, first announced in May, is expected to open in late 2018 and will the first to employ Lean manufacturing principles for large-scale additive manufacturing.

“Our new facility, when complete, will serve as template for future additive manufacturing facilities around the world. We will pioneer, and continuously improve, an optimized flow of work centered around Sintavia’s industry-leading and vertically aligned quality system,” said Sintavia Chairman and CEO Brian R. Neff. “I am very excited to commence the start of the construction process, and grateful to our OEM customers who have necessitated this growth.”

The new facility will house over $25 million worth of advanced manufacturing equipment, including metal 3D printers, hot isostatic presses, vacuum furnaces, post-processing equipment, a CT scanner, and a metallurgical and mechanical lab. The facility is also expected to create more than 100 new jobs for skilled technicians and support personnel.

L-R: Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President & COO; Jana Neff, Sintavia’s Co-Owner; Brian Neff, Sintavia’s CEO & Co-Owner; Gus Zambrano, Assistant City Manager, City of Hollywood; and Mayor Josh Levy, City of Hollywood [Image: Business Wire]

“This will mean more jobs and it will contribute to our tax base,” said Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy. “It is very good to have a company construct a new facility in Hollywood.”

It will be especially beneficial for the city to have a facility dedicated to advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing, which will help to earn Hollywood – which hosted the recent 3DEXPERIENCE Forum North America – a reputation for being a tech-forward city.

“The first industrial revolution harnessed the power of steam to build the first production machines. The second used electricity to manufacture in mass quantities. The third used electronics to automate mass production. The fourth industrial revolution is data-driven, and is often expressed as a digital revolution. For critical production, this revolution means the growth of additive manufacturing,” said Neff at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Sintavia is a company of many “firsts” – not only will the new facility be the first to employ lean manufacturing principles for large-scale additive manufacturing, but its main facility was the first dedicated additive manufacturing laboratory to receive ISO 17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, the world’s highest recognized quality standard. Founded by Neff in 2012, Sintavia officially launched as a company in 2015, and has been moving at an impressive pace since then. In addition to holding ISO17025 accreditation, Sintavia also holds AS9100 and ANAB accreditation and is OASIS registered and ITAR compliant. The company is a highly respectable one, and Hollywood is right to be excited about its arrival in town.

“This will be a nice addition to the business community in Hollywood,” said Commissioner Kevin Biederman.

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