Sintavia strengthens its AM quality system by acquiring QC Laboratories

Sintavia has acquired QC Laboratories, Inc, non-destructive testing specialist. The acquisition will strengthen the testing of 3D Printed parts for commercial aerospace applications. However, the terms of the acquisition stipulate that QC Labs will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Sintavia.

Founded in 1965, QC Labs supplies NDT testing services to the Aerospace & Defense industry. With three locations in Hollywood, Florida; Orlando, Florida; and Cincinnati, Ohio; the company specializes in Radiographic (X-ray & Gamma), Fluorescent Penetrant, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, and Eddy Current Inspections, as well as holding approvals for these processes from Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Cessna, Eaton, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Rolls-Royce, among others.

No need to introduce its new parent company, the supplier of metal 3D Printed components for the Aerospace & Defense industry, that recently opened the doors to its new 55,000 square foot advanced manufacturing facility, located in Hollywood, Florida.

With this acquisition, Sintavia becomes a stronger player in the AM industry and is well equipped to provide its clients with first-in class services regarding testing of 3D Printed parts.

“We have worked with QC Labs for a number of years to develop surface finish inspection metrics that are relevant for the additive manufacturing industry,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President and Chief Technology Officer. “Today’s announcement is a natural extension of this same process, and we are looking forward to deepening the relationship with QC Labs as we continue to develop acceptable NDT metrics for production AM components.”

“For more than 50 years, QC Labs has been trusted by critical industries, including Aerospace & Defense, to deliver high quality NDT services,” said John Ahow, QC Labs’ General Manager. “It is very exciting to apply these same services to the developing field of additive manufacturing through Sintavia.”


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