GE and Concept Laser Break Ground in Lichtenfels, Germany

The building is designed to serve as a hub for the companies' 3D printing interests in Europe. 

GE and Concept Laser have laid the foundation for the 3D Campus, a new facility in Lichtenfels, Germany. The campus will unite research and development with production, service, and logistics. The companies expect that the offices will be ready for use in early 2019, with 40,000 square meters providing room for 500 employees. The facility’s future machine capacity will be four times higher than current facilities provide, making it a global GE center for the production of metallic 3D-printing machines.

The 3D Campus will accommodate the strong growth of Concept Laser in recent years and make room for further expansions. Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy, and Technology Ilse Aigner came to Lichtenfels for the groundbreaking celebrations. “The investment made by GE and Concept Laser is a clear statement of confidence in the location,” Ilse says. “It secures jobs and provides a vital boost to growth in the region.”

“I am pleased to take the next step in our growth strategy with today’s groundbreaking. We are not only laying the foundation for a new facility, but also creating skilled jobs in the region. Lichtenfels will become a global beacon for industrial 3D printing as the new GE center,” says Frank Herzog, founder, chairman and CEO of Concept Laser GmbH. “Today is a good day for Lichtenfels and the region. I would like to thank everyone involved for making this advancement possible.”

The location for the 3D Campus in the new Seubelsdorf/Lichtenfels industrial park combines an ideal location and local connections to continue advancing the growth of Concept Laser.