The ability to serially manufacture precision metal parts via additive manufacturing depends on successfully Designing For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM).

 

Optimizing for the AM process is a difficult task given the numerous parameters involved throughout the entire metal additive manufacturing life cycle.

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Sintavia works with its customers to identify the right parameters that will allow for the quality high-speed production of parts

 

With unparalleled on-site capabilities—including design, powder analysis, printer correlation, CT scanning, metallurgical analysis, and mechanical testing—Sintavia is the global independent leader in design for additive manufacturing for critical industries.

Sintavia’s Approach – Controlled Process to Production Quality

 

Optimizing and controlling parameters for the AM process is a difficult task given the numerous parameters involved throughout the entire program. Sintavia has been able to demonstrate to its customers that its in-house vertically integrated approach results in rapid part qualification and serial production.

See Sintavia’s case study on a redesigned aircraft bracket that outperformed the original design in every test with a 15% weight reduction and three-time increase in fatigue life through DFAM.
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Advantages of AM

These designs can offer substantial weight savings and performance in modern aerospace advanced component and assembly design. Each design is manufactured from electronic data generated from CAD files making it a fully direct digital manufacturing process.

Since the design is controlled directly from a CAD file, AM can produce parts that were at one time impossible to manufacture by conventional processes such as cutting, grinding and drilling.

The design is only limited by a designer’s creative abilities. Features such as conformal cooling inserts, functional integration, complex geometries, lattice networks and hollow members are now produced with considerable ease via the AM process.

Since it is all accomplished in an additive fashion instead of a subtractive fashion, AM offers reduced material waste and lower life cycle energy use while offering highly sustainable designs.