Seeking to develop gas-flow solutions for additive manufacturing, TNSC partners with Sintavia

Feb. 2, 2018
The two companies will develop and promote metal additive manufacturing solutions across key industries.

Industrial gases and welding solutions provider Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC; Tokyo, Japan) and metal additive manufacturer Sintavia (Davie, FL) have formed a partnership to develop and promote metal additive manufacturing solutions across key industries. The partnership involves a technical collaboration to develop and commercialize gas flow processes that optimize the many benefits of metal additive manufacturing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and TNSC includes co-investment in Sintavia.

Related: Sintavia expands additive manufacturing capabilities

TNSC will apply its experience in gas quality control and gas flow experience to the growing world of additive manufacturing, according to Tadaharu Watanabe, TNSC's general manager of global business development. The partnership extends the company's overall strategy in the additive manufacturing market by investing and partnering with laser metal deposition tool and metal powder suppliers, he adds.

Gas flow dynamics are the most important, and most overlooked, aspect of successful quality additive manufacturing builds, says Brian R. Neff, Sintavia's chairman and CEO. The two companies will jointly develop and market gas flow solutions that will benefit their mutual customers.

The optimization of industrial gas for additive manufacturing involves perfecting the chemistry, mix, and flow within the build chamber of each manufacturing run. Poorly flowed or poorly mixed gas can result in builds that lack proper mechanical properties, have unacceptable porosity, or a general lack of fusion. It is expected that the newly announced partnership will work with existing customers to promote optimized gas flow strategies that allow for successful end-use builds.

For more information, please visit and

About the Author

Industrial Laser Solutions Editors

We edited the content of this article, which was contributed by outside sources, to fit our style and substance requirements. (Editors Note: Industrial Laser Solutions has folded as a brand and is now part of Laser Focus World, effective in 2022.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Next generation tunable infrared lasers

Nov. 28, 2023
Discussion of more powerful and stable quantum cascade tunable infrared lasers, applications, and test results.

What AI demands mean for data centers

Nov. 28, 2023
The 2023 Photonics-Enabled Cloud Computing Summit assembled by Optica took an aggressive approach to calling out the limitations of today’s current technologies.

SLP feature for lighting control available on cameras offering

Nov. 28, 2023
A proprietary structured light projector (SLP) feature is now available on the company’s camera series, including the ace 2, boost R, ace U, and ace L.

Chroma Customer Spotlight - Dr. David Warshaw, About his Lab

Nov. 27, 2023
David Warshaw, Professor and Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Vermont (UVM), walks us through his lab. Learn about his lab’s work with the protein...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!