Sumitomo Corporation, via Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, has invested in Sintavia, LLC, a company with metallic material 3D-printing (additive fabrication) technology. Sintavia is a company with metallic material 3D-printing technology whose strengths lie in the aerospace and oil & gas markets. The company has earned NADCAP certification, an international certification for the aerospace industry requiring extremely robust quality control functions, as well as AS9100, ISO 17025 and ANAB certifications.
By investing in Sintavia, the Sumitomo Corporation Group will be leveraging the technical capabilities of Sintavia, a metallic material 3D-printed product manufacturer anticipating global growth in future, to provide even greater value to the customer base it has developed in the international/domestic aerospace and oil & gas industries. To its customers in the aerospace industry both in Japan and abroad, the Sumitomo Corporation Group will be offering 3D-printed products, while to those in the oil & gas market it will be using 3D-printing for some of the products handled by its American subsidiary Howco.