Sintavia obtains the ISO 14001 standard for its new environmental management system


Florida based metal 3D printing service Sintavia has obtained ISO 14001 quality and environmental management certification for its new environmental management system at its Hollywood site.

ISO 14001 certification is an internationally recognized standard that describes the requirements of environmental management systems and accreditation is issued exclusively to companies that adhere to a particular set of environmental standards.

“Since the co-founding of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) last November, Sintavia has defined itself as a leader in improving, through AM, the industrial ecology of precision metal fabrication. Said Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia.

“ISO 14001 certification not only pursues this goal, but also allows Sintavia to measure the efficiency of sustainable manufacturing and track progress towards sustainability goals. ”

The importance of ISO 14001

Sintavia’s new environmental management system is essentially a framework that supports the organization through reviews and assessments in order to reduce negative impacts on the environment. The recently acquired certification gives Sintavia the breadth of design and manufacture of metal additives in addition to metrological and metallurgical testing at the new Hollywood site.

The recently acquired ISO 14001 certification is the third certification that Sintavia has obtained since 2015. The company led the way by becoming the first company in the world with a Nadcap approval for additive manufacturing by laser and electron beam, in addition to the internal heat treatment of 3D printed parts. Since Material solutions, a Siemens business, also obtained the Nadcap for additive manufacturing in the aerospace sector.

Over the years, Sintavia has acquired a range of certifications for meeting industry standards, such as AS9100 certification which is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. The firm has also expressed its ability to comply with general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories by holding ISO 17025 certification.

ISO 14001 certification is exclusively issued to companies that adhere to a particular set of environmental standards. Photo via Business Wire.

Sintavia’s sustainability success

Founded in 2012, Sintavia specializes in the application of additive manufacturing in the aerospace, defense and space sectors. The company is well known for its high-speed printers, post-processing equipment, and comprehensive metallurgy and powder lab. Sintavia is also able to optimize parameters, mass-produce and audit quality parts for aerospace applications.

The company last used Form yearnext step to launch AMGTA as a non-profit association that aimed to promote green practices in additive manufacturing. Less than a year after its launch, the organization has raised awareness among the general public and manufacturing industries about sustainability issues and the benefits of using 3D printing.

To join the group, potential candidates must have generated the bulk of their income through additive manufacturing, actively apply waste reduction measures, and promote the non-commercial benefits of 3D printing.

Once companies become participating members, AMGTA supports companies in their sustainable growth through marketing campaigns, sponsorship for their research and publication of results. Earlier this month, AMGTA announced 12 additive manufacturing companies around the world who joined the association to encourage sustainability within the industry.

So far AMGTA has used its platform to orders his first research project This year.

The global trade group has announced a systematic review of the environmental sustainability of metal 3D printing. The aim of the project was to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing and to provide AMGTA members and the general public with a survey of existing research on sustainable benefits.

Several companies such as the Swedish accelerator for the adoption of 3D printing technologies, AMEXCI AB, and the world’s leading technology supplier in the 3D printing of metals and polymers, EOS, have all become participating members of AMGTA since its inception.

Sintavia’s previous collaborations

Along with the co-founding of AMGTA, Sintavia has collaborated with several companies around the world in order to broaden its skills. In July 2020, Sintavia worked with the OEM 3D printer GE Additive to acquire an additional 3D printer that has been installed in the company’s Hollywood production plant in early August.

Elsewhere, Sintavia has worked with Siemens software for digital industries this year, to develop end-to-end additive manufacturing software that will feature in Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio. Sintavia will provide Siemens with tests and pre-released software reviews during the three-year agreement. In return, the company will be recognized as a preferred additive manufacturing partner of Siemens and will have access to market software as well as technical support for software implementation.

Besides, Sumitomo Corporation of the Americans, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Company increased his investment in Sintavia. The companies jointly announced the new deal, which follows Sumitomo’s initial investment in Sintavia two years ago. The investment will ultimately be used to accelerate the “fast growing business” of Sintavia, which deals with leading aerospace companies.

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The main image shows two of Sintavia’s M400 printers at its Hollywood additive manufacturing plant. Photo via Business Wire.


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