SLM Solutions Group AG, a metal additive manufacturing partner and integrated solutions provider, is seeing a surge in demand for its NXG XII 600s. Sintavia, a leading provider of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the aerospace, defence, and space industries, has placed an order for two NXG XII 600 3D printers, a move that will benefit the entire industry.
The order will give Sintavia and its diverse customer base a competitive advantage due to the unprecedented demand for printed metal componentry. The NXG XII 600 3D printers will allow Sintavia to meet that demand in a cost-effective manner by producing parts at a rate and quality that is unrivalled in the industry.
The NXG XII 600 3D printers’s efficiency and capabilities were put to the test on a Sintavia benchmark part that turned out to be one of the most difficult builds ever created using the LPBF process. The results were astounding: the benchmark part, in this case a large Inconel shrouded impeller with a 50 percent exposure area and a weight of 174 kg, was successfully built in less than a week. Sintavia will be able to start serial production as soon as the first machine arrives
“It is very clear that future flight and launch OEMs will depend on complex mechanical systems enabled by additive technology. The sheer size and efficiency of the NXG Xll 600 platform will greatly accelerate this profound modality shift. We are looking forward to unlocking its benefits on behalf of our aerospace, defense, and space customers.”– Brian Neff, Sintavia’s founder and CEO
Charlie Grace, Chief Sales Officer for SLM Solutions, commented on the partnership saying, “We are excited to strengthen our strategic relationship with Sintavia. With the new additions to its fleet, Sintavia can manufacture the most challenging and oversized applications for aerospace, defense, and space customers at warp speed. There is no doubt that the amazing capabilities of the NXG Xll 600, coupled with the strong market reach of Sintavia, will enable significant innovation and success.”
The NXG XII 600 is a cutting-edge system designed for mass production of complex components in industrial quantities. It has twelve 1000W lasers and the industry’s largest build envelope of 600x600x600mm3, allowing it to make large-scale components that were previously impossible to produce.
About Sintavia: Sintavia creates a new generation of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the Aerospace, Defense, and Space industries, which are designed and 3D printed. It’s also a founding member of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, and it’s dedicated to the industry’s highest quality standards, with multiple Nadcap and other aerospace accreditations.
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