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Florida-based metal 3D printing service Sintavia has announced the acquisition of QC Laboratories, Inc. (QC Labs), a non-destructive testing (NDT) services company also based in Florida. With the purchase of QC Labs, Sintavia is aiming to expand its NDT operations to the commercial aerospace market, with particular attention paid to surface finish conformance testing.
The two companies have previously collaborated to create NDT metrics for additive manufacturing. Following the purchase, QC Labs is still expected to operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Sintavia. “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,” commented Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President and Chief Technology Officer.
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“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.”
3D printed metal components from Sintavia. Image via Sintavia.
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Founded in 1965, QC Labs specializes in supplying NDT services to the aerospace and defense industries, and is both Nadcap and AS9110 certified. The company has two locations in Florida, and one more in Ohio, where it provides the following NDT processes: Radiographic (X-ray & Gamma), Fluorescent Penetrant, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, and Eddy Current Inspections.
“For more than 50 years, QC Labs has been trusted by critical industries, including Aerospace & Defense, to deliver high quality NDT services,” explains John Ahow, QC Labs’ General Manager. QC Labs’ processes are approved by various companies, including the likes of General Electric (GE),...
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