History 2017-08-03T12:37:39+00:00

Concept Laser History

1998

LaserCUSING® Development of the LaserCUSING® process with the first prototype.

1999

STOCHASTIC EXPOSURE Development of the “island” principle, the unique exposure strategy to reduce tensions in the part Patented by Concept Laser GmbH

2000

COMPANY FOUNDATION Kerstin and Frank Herzog found Concept Laser GmbH

2001

M3 linear Product launch of world’s first industrial 3D metal printing system at Euromold in Frankfurt, Germany

2002

HYBRID CONSTRUCTION For economical production of tool inserts. Development and patenting of Concept Laser GmbH

2005

PARALLEL AND SURFACE COOLING Development and patenting of Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH

2007

PROCESSING OF REACTIVE MATERIALS Mechanical engineering according to ATEX directives M2 cusing Product launch

2009

QUALITY ASSURANCE Launch of the QM quality management system to monitor the build process

2010

Mlab cusing Product launch of the compact 3D metal printer for the production of direct parts for the dental, medical, and jewelry industry. QMmeltpool Launch of the system for melt pool monitoring

2011

QMcoating Development of the QMcoating module for monitoring and control of the coating process

2012

X line 1000R Mlab cusing R Product launch of machines with the largest and smallest build space for 3D metal printing for processing reactive materials.

2014

Multilaser Introduction of multilaser technology M2 cusing multilaser Redesign and further development of the bestseller M2 cusing

2015

X line 2000R® Product launch of the machine with the world’s largest build space and the strongest laser power for 3D metal printing. QMmeltpool 3D Position-related real-time monitoring and three-dimensional visualization of the LaserCUSING® process.    

2016

GE reaches agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Concept Laser  

2017

GE Additive announces development of world’s largest laser-powered 3D printer