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Lockheed Martin and Sintavia team up to advance metal AM

Demonstrating commitment to the White House AM Forward initiative and to creating resilient supply chains

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Lockheed Martin Corporation, (NYSE: LMT), and Sintavia, LLC, have entered into a collaboration to expand research of metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as an alternative to castings and forgings. AM, also known as 3D printing, has the capability to improve efficiencies in existing castings and forgings supply chains and provide parts with a higher level of detail and greater design opportunities.

Sintavia is an AM supplier to Lockheed Martin, supporting several programs in the manufacture and production of metal additive parts. The new collaboration will explore additional AM technology areas, including laser powder bed fusion, electron beam-directed energy deposition and friction stir AM.

Lockheed Martin and Sintavia team up to advance metal AM Demonstrating commitment to the White House AM Forward initiative
President Biden inspects large, printed aerospace components and meets with senior leadership from Sintavia, Lockheed Martin, and Honeywell in Cincinnati on May 6, 2022 to launch the new White House “AM Forward” supply chain initiative (from left to right, Frank St. John, COO, Lockheed Martin; Mike Madsen, CEO, Honeywell Aerospace; Brian Neff, Founder & CEO, Sintavia). Photo Courtesy: AP/Andrew Harnik

Sintavia and Lockheed Martin are committed to improving the capability, agility and competitiveness of the defense industrial supply baseBrian Neff

This enhanced relationship builds on the White House initiative “AM Forward,” announced by President Joe Biden in May, a voluntary compact aimed at strengthening U.S. supply chains by supporting U.S.-based suppliers’ adoption and deployment of AM.

“Sintavia and Lockheed Martin are committed to improving the capability, agility and competitiveness of the defense industrial supply base,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s founder and CEO. “Our partnership with Lockheed Martin seeks to identify and streamline manufacturing inefficiencies, specifically in the production of flight critical structures.”

“Lockheed Martin’s collaboration with Sintavia demonstrates our dedication to the White House’s AM Forward campaign in reducing overall operating costs and strengthening our domestic supply chain, efforts that are in line with our 21st Century Security vision,” said David Tatro, vice president for Operations Process Transformation at Lockheed Martin.

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