Additive has concluded the 2018/19 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP) by announcing five universities in Europe and the United States that will each receive a Concept Laser Mlab 200R machine. The laser-based metal Additive Manufacturing systems, worth more than $1.25 million in total, will be delivered in the first quarter of 2019.
More than 500 proposals were received in the University and College category from around the world. Following a thorough review, GE Additive selected five higher-education institutions for receipt of an Mlab 200R:
- Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
- University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
- Calhoun Community College, Alabama, USA
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- West Virginia University, USA
GE Additive has made a significant financial commitment over five years to invest in educational programs to deliver polymer 3D printers to primary and secondary schools and metal AM systems to colleges and universities around the world.