Acquisitions, Mergers & PartnershipsAM for EnergyOil and Gas

Sintavia and Howco launch joint venture for AM in oil & gas

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

Metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia LLC is primarily known in the industry for serving the aerospace and defense industries with its varied and cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities. A recent partnership announcement, however, has signalled that the Florida-based company is expanding its offering into the oil and gas industry.

Sintavia has signed a term sheet to form a new joint venture in partnership with Howco Group, a supplier and processor of metal alloys to the oil & gas industry. The joint venture, which will be branded under the Howco Group name, will support the development of additive manufacturing within the oil and gas sector.

The joint venture between Sintavia and Howco is expected to launch operations later this year and will be co-located at Howco’s North American headquarters in Houston, Texas. Howco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation.

Sintavia Howco joint venture

“Many of the proprietary additive manufacturing processes that Sintavia has developed for the Aerospace & Defense industry apply equally to the Oil & Gas industry,” commented Brian Neff, Sintavia’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to work with Howco to deliver the economic and technical benefits of AM to our joint customers in the Oil & Gas industry.”

Despite a growing need to divest from non-renewable energy, the oil and gas industry is becoming an important sector for additive manufacturing applications. In a recent report by SmarTech Analysis, for instance, the market forecasting firm projects that the increasing adoption of AM by oil and gas industry suppliers will result in a $2 billion opportunity by 2029.

The joint venture initiated by Sintavia and Howco Group will primarily focus on using materials that are common in the aerospace and defense and oil and gas industries, including nickel alloys and stainless steel. Other details about the joint venture have yet to be disclosed.

Last month, Sintavia also announced the opening of a 55,000 square foot facility in Hollywood, Florida that will operate as the company’s new headquarters. The Florida facility houses over $25 million worth of advanced manufacturing equipment, including medium- and large-scale metal 3D printers, EDMs, post-processing machines, wet-booths and furnaces for sintering. 

Composites AM 2024

746 composites AM companies individually surveyed and studied. Core composites AM market generated over $785 million in 2023. Market expected to grow to $7.8 billion by 2033 at 25.8% CAGR. This new...

Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault is a Montreal-based content writer and editor with five years of experience covering the additive manufacturing world. She has a particular interest in amplifying the voices of women working within the industry and is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM sector. Tess holds a master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close Popup
Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Technical Cookies
In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services


Join our 12,000+ Professional community and get weekly AM industry insights straight to your inbox. Our editor-curated newsletter equips executives, engineers, and end-users with crucial updates, helping you stay ahead.