GE is developing its Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) in Pittsburgh, USA, into what it calls a ‘Customer Experience Center’ (CEC).

The company has created other centers elsewhere, including one established in Munich. Germany, in May.

The Pittsburgh site will operate additive machines from Concept Laser of Germany and Arcam EBM and GE’s cloud-based Predix operating platform to enable industrial-scale analytics.

GE has invested approximately US$1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies at GE’s Global Research Center (GRC), developed additive applications across six GE businesses, created new services applications across the company, and earned 346 patents in powder metals used for the additive process.

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