Sintavia is the leader in AM production and certification of fluid control components including high pressure ducts, flow control valves, heat exchangers, and chassis for OEMs worldwide.
As the implementation rate of AM accelerates through the Aerospace & Defense Industry, Sintavia has emerged as the early leader for AM production of key product categories relating to fluid control componentry, among other key product categories.
High Pressure Ducts
Sintavia additively manufactures precision high pressure ducts and duct assemblies for Aerospace & Defense applications. AM is uniquely suited to meet the difficult design geometries and tolerances of high pressure ducts, and can manufacture assemblies that require fewer component piece parts.
Flow Control Valves
Production of flow control valve assemblies is greatly simplified via AM, with shorter lead times and fewer piece part assemblies. Sintavia manufactures flow control valves for commercial aerospace and other
key critical industries.
AM has long been recognized as a natural production process for heat exchangers, given AM’s ability to create internal passageways in geometries that can’t be manufactured by traditional methods. Sintavia manufactures heat exchangers for several end industries, and can manufacture wall thicknesses of 150 microns or less.
Chassis, particularly those with internal conformal cooling holes, are natural applications for AM, combining traditionally difficult manufacturing aspects. These include thin walls, internal passageways, and unique geometries.
Other Part Families
As AM continues to be adopted, Sintavia will continue to work with its customers to develop successful manufacturing strategies for new part families.
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.