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Concept Laser GmbH
Concept Laser's new 3,500m2 production facility.
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Concept Laser GmbH
These tough economic climes have seen relatively few industries grow, yet the additive manufacturing industry seems to go and grow from strength to strength. One company, who have continually defied the economic crisis by growing year-on-year is Concept Laser and to top it off they’ve just hosted a topping out ceremony to mark their expanding demand.
The ceremony, held in June, was a milestone in Concept Laser’s new production facility, designed to increase its machine output by a factor of 2.5 in comparison to the previous year.
“We have experienced highly dynamic growth in the USA,” said Frank Herzog, CEO, Concept Laser. “The primary reason for this growth is the increasing demand from the aerospace industry which relies heavily on additive production technology, as a rapid method for building prototypes and production metal parts. As a result of the increased in demand for machines, we are expanding our production facility capacity.
“The new facility provides additional benefits to our customers. The design of our new facility allows for guaranteed secrecy for the increasingly sensitive projects, thus ensuring a high level of confidentiality to our customers.”
A growing capacity also means a growing workforce, another boost for the local economy in Lichtenfels, Germany. Since 2012 the demands for Concept Laser’s LaserCUSING technology has been such that the team in Production, Development, Service and Applications Engineering has increased from 35 to 85. This new 3,500 m2 facility should ensure that number continues to grow.
In addition to internal growth the German firm are branching out externally across the Atlantic. Concept Laser already has a subsidiary in China as well as the European HQ so the logical next step is the US. At the topping out ceremony the company announced that more details will follow with regards to the opening of a US subsidiary that will place Concept Laser in prime locations throughout the globe.
Concept Laser will be at the TCT Show this year you can see LaserCUSING in all its glory for free at booth B16.