Honeywell approves Sintavia to additively manufacture flightworthy parts. The approval covers all programs within Honeywell Aerospace.
These parts will be manufactured via the powder bed fusion process. Power bed fusion can produce precise and intricate geometries in a layer-by-layer fashion without the typical tooling needed in conventional subtractive machining processes.
Sintavia will be the first to achieve manufacturing via this process. It might certainly reinforce Sintavia’s positioning in providing metal AM services for critical industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Natural Gas, Automotive, and Ground Power Generation.
“We have been working with Honeywell for over 18 months as part of their rigorous supplier qualification,” said Brian R. Neff, Sintavia’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful that all of our team’s hard work has paid off, and are looking forward to demonstrating the many benefits of additive manufacturing within Honeywell’s supply chain in the form of lower costs, shorter manufacturing times, and dramatic design improvements.”
In addition to these advantages, it must be said that companies can also benefit from mass customization and less wasted material. As a reminder, what makes additive manufacturing different from more conventional methods is the addition of material rather than its removal.
For Sintavia, over time, OEMs such as Honeywell will increasingly rely on the traditional Tier One risk/reward supply chain model to manage manufacturing costs.
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