Sintavia LLC, a metal additive-manufacturing (AM) manufacturer, announced plans to build a 55,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Hollywood, Fla. The new facility, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters, will quadruple Sintavia’s current production capacity. It is expected to be complete by mid-2018. The company will use the facility to grow its existing competencies in laser and electron-beam melting and to industrialize new technologies such as metal binder-jet manufacturing. The expansion is expected to create more than 135 new jobs for skilled employees and support staff.

In addition to the company’s current advanced manufacturing equipment and material laboratory, the new facility will house over $20 million of new machinery, including larger AM equipment, an automated powder-handling system, an uninterruptable power supply, an inert-gas farm and an enhanced post-processing footprint.