GE Additive celebrated the opening of its first international Customer Experience Center in Munich. The new 2,700 square meter center, co-located with GE’s European Technology Center, allows current and potential customers to experience every aspect of the additive manufacturing process from design to prototyping to operations. Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President & General Manager GE Additive, and thought-leaders from business, politics, technology and academia gathered for the Grand Opening and discussed the potential that additive manufacturing will bring to business and industries.
GE and the Czech government announced plans to build a new factory outside of the city of Prague focused on the development and production of the world’s first turboprop engine with 3D printed components. The plant, which will double as GE Aviation’s first aircraft engine headquarters outside the United States, will employ 500 people. It is scheduled to open in 2022.