Sintavia’s in-house laboratories actively develop new metal parameters for aerospace additive manufacturing and ensure consistent material and product quality throughout production.
From metal powder characterization, to mechanical testing, and finally to non-destructive testing, Sintavia possesses some of the most advanced additive laboratories in the world. These resources have led to the development of well over 50 proprietary metal parameter sets in Nickel, Copper, Titanium, Aluminum, and refractory metal alloys, while ensuring regular and consistent material quality on customer projects.
Before any production build, each batch of new powder is analyzed on-site by Sintavia. This is a critical step for success.
Size distribution, chemical composition, and powder porosity are all important factors in ensuring a successful and optimal outcome.
Before a run, powder it is tested to ASTM and company specifications.
Sintavia uses powder from approved suppliers and that is tested for conformance upon arrival.
The company is not aligned with any one powder source, giving Sintavia’s customers the flexibility to choose their preferred powder. Review the Materials Guide for more information about metal powders.
Sintavia Metallurgical Services for AM Include:
As part of its material characterization lab, Sintavia offers comprehensive mechanical testing capabilities using some of the most advanced equipment available.
Sintavia’s mechanical testing laboratory is ISO 17025/ANAB accredited and performs the following tests:
Mechanical Testing of AM Builds
Mechanical Testing provides validation and confirmation to additive and traditional manufacturing processes as they relate to forces applied in static or dynamic applications.
A mechanical test can validate newly developed material and process technologies as well as provide a method of controlling quality.
Typical mechanical testing properties include elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance, creep, stress rupture and the substantiation of fatigue limits.