Sintavia conducts groundbreaking ceremony for advanced manufacturing facility

Doug Hedges, president and chief operations officer (COO) of Sintavia; Jana Neff, co-owner of Sintavia; Brian Neff, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-owner of Sintavia; Gus Zambrano, assistant city manager for sustainable development at City of Hollywood; and Josh Levy, mayor of Hollywood

Sintavia—a USA-based global provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) services for critical industries—conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its advanced manufacturing facility in Hollywood, Florida, USA, on December 29, 2017.

The advanced manufacturing facility is to cost 15 million USD and provide 51,000 m2 of space. It is scheduled to open in late 2018, creating an anticipated 110 jobs for skilled technicians and support personnel.

Sintavia expects the new facility to be the first of its kind to apply lean production principles to large-scale AM. The company plans to invest more than 25 million USD in advanced manufacturing equipment, including metal 3D printers, hot isostatic presses, vacuum furnaces, a metallurgical and mechanical lab, post-processing equipment and a computed tomography (CT) scanner.

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