Sintavia, LLC, an additive manufacturer of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry, announced that it had been chosen to represent the AM supply chain in the launch of a major White House initiative called “AM Forward”. The initiative, unveiled on May 6th by President Biden in Cincinnati, is a voluntary compact between large, iconic manufacturers and their smaller U.S.-based suppliers.
GE Aviation, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Siemens Energy are the initial participants in AM Forward. Each OEM had the opportunity to nominate an AM supplier to participate, and Sintavia was chosen by Lockheed Martin and Honeywell Aerospace.
What is the purpose of the AM Forward compact?
The AM Forward compact will focus on the following;
- Building a more resilient and innovative supply chain through investments in small and medium-sized companies that adopt new technologies such as AM
- Overcoming coordination challenges that limit the adoption of new manufacturing technologies such as AM
- Developing regional AM ecosystems to fundamentally enhance domestic production of high-value industrial products.
What are the executive’s thoughts on being chosen?
“We were honored to be chosen by Lockheed Martin and Honeywell to represent the AM supply chain in the launch of this initiative. The products that we design and print power and cool the flight and launch vehicles of tomorrow, but the use case potential is limitless and the transformation is just getting started,” said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s Founder & CEO.
“AM Forward is an initiative critical to the long-term viability of American manufacturing, and we call on Congress to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act (BIA) to advance research and development into additive manufacturing and other transformational manufacturing tech.”
The BIA, which is in legislative conference, would boost AM Forward goals by establishing a Supply Chain Office at the Department of Commerce, supporting foundational tech such as additive manufacturing, and investing in regional tech hubs. The BIA would also increase funding for Manufacturing USA Institutes and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.