Concept Laser GmbH was founded in 2000 by Frank Herzog and is one of the world’s leading providers of machine and plant technology for 3D printing of metal parts. In December 2016, Concept Laser joined GE Additive, a division of the world’s leading digital industrial enterprise, General Electric (GE). GE Additive was founded in 2016 and acquired a 75% stake in Concept Laser, among others.
The technology driver is the patented LaserCUSING® technology from Concept Laser. The powder-bed-based laser melting of metals enables new freedoms when it comes to configuring parts and permits the tool-free, economic fabrication of highly complex components in small batch sizes. The company’s customers come from many different industries, including medical and dental technology, the aerospace industry, toolmaking and mold construction, the automotive industry and the watch and jewelry industry. Concept Laser’s 3D metal printers process powder materials including stainless and hot-work steel, aluminum and titanium alloys and – for jewelry making – precious metals, in addition to other materials.
In addition to Concept Laser’s first-class additive production machines, GE Additive offers materials and extensive development consulting for various industries. GE Additive is dedicated to furthering the development and transformation of the industrial sector with software-defined plants as well as networked, adaptable and forward-looking solutions.