The German 3D metal printing company, Concept Laser, has recorded strong growth during the first half of the year.
In terms of incoming orders, 45 machines have already been ordered in the first half of 2014, compared to 31 machines in the previous year. This is equivalent to growth of 45 per cent compared to last year.
Sales at the company have increased by 100 per cent compared to the previous year, thanks to the growing number of large systems being sold.
Oliver Edelman, head of sales and marketing, commented: ‘The aerospace industry is a significant sector for us and is now increasingly relying on generative manufacturing strategies. The brackets we produce for Airbus serve as an example of how lightweight construction elements for aircraft can be produced in the future. "Additive instead of milling" is now increasingly the slogan among production experts. Of course, the dynamic development of markets such as China and the USA generally contributes to further anchoring this positive development. We are significantly ahead of our performance projections.’
Concept Laser has also expanded its production facility at its headquarters in Lichtenfels, Germany to meet the growing demand in the market for its generative laser melting technology.