Sintavia strengthens AM offering with acquisition of non-destructive testing company
July 16, 2019
Sintavia, LLC, Hollywood, Florida, USA, has announced its acquisition of QC Laboratories, Inc., a non-destructive testing (NDT) services company which is also based in Hollywood, Florida. The acquisition is expected to greatly enhance Sintavia’s NDT capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing.
Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President and Chief Technology Officer, stated, “We have worked with QC Labs for a number of years to develop surface finish inspection metrics that are relevant for the Additive Manufacturing industry. Today’s announcement is a natural extension of this same process, and we are looking forward to deepening the relationship with QC Labs as we continue to develop acceptable NDT metrics for production AM components.”
“For more than fifty years, QC Labs has been trusted by critical industries, including aerospace and defence, to deliver high quality NDT services,” added John Ahow, QC Labs’ General Manager. “It is very exciting to apply these same services to the developing field of additive manufacturing through Sintavia.”
Founded in 1965, QC Labs operates from three locations in Hollywood, Florida; Orlando, Florida; and Cincinnati, Ohio. The company specialises in radiographic (X-ray & gamma), fluorescent penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and eddy current inspections, and holds approvals for these processes from Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Cessna, Eaton, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Rolls-Royce, among others. Post-closing, it is expected that QC Labs will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Sintavia.