Sintavia Enters Joint Venture to Serve Oil and Gas IndustriesJuly 1, 2019
Sintavia LLC, a Tier-One metal AM manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industries, has agreed to form a joint venture with Howco Group in support of AM development in the oil and gas industry. Howco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., distributes raw materials and manufactures turnkey components for downhole, subsea and surface oil-and-gas equipment. The joint venture, announced at RAPID + TCT in May and expected to commence later in 2019, will be branded under the Howco Group name and co-located at Howco’s North American headquarters in Houston, TX.The new joint venture will focus on materials common to the above-mentioned industries, including nickel alloys and stainless steel.
“Many of the proprietary AM processes that Sintavia has developed for the aerospace and defense industries apply equally to the oil and gas industry,” says Brian Neff, Sintavia’s chairman and CEO. “We are excited to work with Howco to deliver the economic and technical benefits of AM to our joint customers in the oil and gas industries.”
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