Today, General Electric announced an expansion of its additive manufacturing capabilities in Bavaria. Moreover, the major US corporation has declared that it will invest a total of 115 million euro in this expansion.
100 of the 115 million will be utilized to expand GE’s 3D metal printing facilities in Lichtenfels. In consequence, GE will double its existing capacity. The remaining 15 million will be invested in Garching. Overall, GE will create 750 new, highly qualified jobs in Bavaria.
These news reinforce the Bavarian government’s strategy of fostering innovative technologies. Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology and a technician herself, summarized: “Techniques such as 3D printing are one of the major drivers of innovation in the age of digitization. Bavaria is a globally leading location for [the Industrial Internet of Things]. GE’s engagement will enable us to further our lead.”
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