Concept Laser to build new 3D campus

Concept Laser, which is now part of GE Additive, has laid the foundation for a new 3D campus facility in Lichtenfels, Germany as part of a €105 million investment.

Concept Laser says that it’s new Lichtenfels facility will be a global GE center for the production of 3D metal printing machines.

Concept Laser has seen considerable growth in recent years, leaving the business split across several offices and without room for further expansion. This new facility, which is located in the new Seubelsdorf/Lichtenfels industrial park, will put all the parts of the company back under one roof. Thus it will house research and development along with production, service, and logistics. It will give the company around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 employees.

Ilse Aigner, Bavarian minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy, and Technology, visited Lichtenfels for the ground breaking ceremony and commented: “The investment made by GE and Concept Laser is a clear statement of confidence in the location. It secures jobs and provides a vital boost to growth in the region. The 3D Campus will create a center for 3D metal printing that offers real added value for the whole of Bavaria. 3D printing is becoming more prevalent in almost all sectors because it allows lighter, more variable and more stable components to be produced using fewer resources. Additive Manufacturing therefore has an important role to play for Bavaria as a forward-looking industrial location.”

Concept Laser expects to move in to this new facility in early 2019.




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