Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company, and Sintavia, LLC have announced a partnership to expand research and advance metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as a replacement for castings and forgings. AM has the potential to improve efficiencies in existing castings and forgings supply chains while also providing parts with greater detail and design opportunities.
Sintavia is a Lockheed Martin AM supplier, supporting several programmes in the manufacture and production of metal additive parts. The new collaboration will look into other areas of AM technology, such as laser powder bed fusion, electron beam-directed energy deposition, and friction stir AM.
To Advance Metal Additive Manufacturing
This strengthened relationship builds on President Joe Biden’s May announcement of the White House initiative “AM Forward,” a voluntary compact aimed at strengthening US supply chains by assisting US-based suppliers in adopting and deploying AM.
“Sintavia and Lockheed Martin are committed to improving the capability, agility and competitiveness of the defense industrial supply base. Our partnership with Lockheed Martin seeks to identify and streamline manufacturing inefficiencies, specifically in the production of flight critical structures.”– Brian Neff, Founder and CEO, Sintavia
“Lockheed Martin’s collaboration with Sintavia demonstrates our dedication to the White House’s AM Forward campaign in reducing overall operating costs and strengthening our domestic supply chain, efforts that are in line with our 21st Century Security vision,” said David Tatro, vice president for Operations Process Transformation at Lockheed Martin.
About Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin Corporation, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is primarily engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and maintenance of advanced technology systems, products, and services.
About Sintavia: Sintavia creates and 3D prints advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for aerospace and defence customers. Sintavia, a founding member of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, is committed to the industry’s highest quality standards and holds multiple Nadcap and other aerospace accreditations.
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