The AM machine manufacturer is celebrating 15 years.
The AM machine manufacturer is celebrating 15 years.

Laser additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Concept Laser is celebrating its 15 anniversary.

The company, which began as a start up in 2000, says that additive manufacturing methods using 3D metal printing have taken over a wide variety of industrial fields during those 15 years.

‘The tide has turned,’ said Frank Herzog, founder, CEO and president of Concept Laser. ‘Until very recently, additive manufacturing was the domain of prototypes. Now we're seeing certain sectors enter massive industrial adaptation, while the aerospace industry is experiencing a complete paradigm shift.’

This story is reprinted from material from Concept Laser, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.