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Concept Laser lays foundation for new production centre of 3D metal printing machines

| Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

The 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. Around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 employees. The future machine production capacity will be for times higher than today. The 105 million euros investment will make Concept Laser’s Lichtenfels facility a global GE center for the production of 3D metal printing machines.
The 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. Around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 employees. The future machine production capacity will be for times higher than today. The 105 million euros investment will make Concept Laser’s Lichtenfels facility a global GE center for the production of 3D metal printing machines. (Source: Concept Laser)

Concept Laser laid the foundation for a new facility in Lichtenfels Germany at the end of November. According to Concept Laser, the so called 3D Campus Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics.

The 3D Campus is intended to make room for expansions after Concept Laser has been growing over the last years. The new offices should be ready for move-in early 2019, and around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 employees. The region hopes that this will secure jobs and provide a vital boost to growth in the region.

Ilse Aigner, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy, and Technology came to Lichtenfels for the celebrations: “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.”

“Today is a good day for Lichtenfels and the region. I would like to thank everyone involved for making this advancement possible”, adds Frank Herzog, founder and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Concept Laser GmbH.

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The new centre does not only take a lot of work but a lot of material as well: Three-thousand-eight-hundred truck loads of cement will be laid in the 3D Campus, Concept Laser explains. Additionally, 3,600 tons of steel will be needed, which corresponds to a weight of 6.5 fully loaded A380 Airbus aircraft. The posts required for the building add up to a total length of 5.9 kilometers.

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