GE Additive unveils new facility in Germany

Officially known as GE Additive Lichtenfels, the site will become the new home for the GE Additive Concept Laser teams.

The 40,000-square-meter, ultra-modern facility in Lichtenfels, Germany is part of continued investment in Lean manufacturing sites, in response to growing customer demand for its technology and the shift to additive serial production.
The 40,000-square-meter, ultra-modern facility in Lichtenfels, Germany is part of continued investment in Lean manufacturing sites, in response to growing customer demand for its technology and the shift to additive serial production.
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On September 13, 2019, additive manufacturing services provider GE Additive (Munich, Germany) inaugurated its new campus in Lichtenfels, Germany. Officially known as GE Additive Lichtenfels, the 40,000 m2 site will become the new home for the GE Additive Concept Laser teams.

The opening ceremony in Lichtenfels was officiated by Bavarian Minister of Sciences Bernd Sibler and attended by local politicians and business partners.

GE Additive continues to invest in its manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America, to meet increasing demand for its technologies as more customers shift to serial additive manufacturing production. In addition to GE Additive Lichtenfels, the company recently opened a new facility in Gothenburg, Sweden as a center of excellence for its Arcam EBM products.

Related: GE works to aggressively transform additive manufacturing firm Concept Laser

The GE Additive Lichtenfels campus has capacity for up to 700 employees. The transition of production from the current Concept Laser site to the new facility is well underway and will continue throughout 2019. The office block, which is still under construction, is scheduled for completion in 2020, with remaining teams relocating shortly thereafter.

For more information, please visit ge.com/additive

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