Florida metal additive manufacturing firm Sintavia, LLC announced the development of a method for producing additively-manufactured parts using aluminium/silicon alloys, including F357 aluminium alloy.
According to the company’s press release, the process was developed specifically for the aerospace and automotive industry. Such parts are desirable because of their low density, good processability, and heat conductivity.
“We are seeing an increased demand for additively manufactured Al-Si parts from both the aerospace and automotive industries,” said Sintavia’s President and COO Doug Hedges. “With Sintavia’s comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, we have developed processes to make F357 aluminum specimens and quickly test them to demonstrate they meet or exceed these industries’ strict validation parameters.”
The process is designed to meet strict engineering requirements of the aerospace and automotive industries. It produces parts that exceed original design strength by up to 125% at net densities approaching 100%. The process does so in part by the performance of strength validation at ambient, elevated, and subzero temperatures.
Sintavia is headquartered on the outskirts of Miami, Florida and creates metal-additive manufacturing processes for the aerospace, defense, oil and gas, automotive, and ground power generation sectors. The company is AS9100 certified and ISO 17025/ANAB accredited, as well as being OASIS registered and ITAR compliant.