January 22, 2020 – Umeå, Sweden – GE Healthcare Life Sciences has inaugurated a new additive manufacturing center in Umeå, Sweden. This will integrate 3D printed parts into the production of biomanufacturing equipment. A two-million USD investment, the center is expected to accelerate biopharma manufacturers’ access to the latest available technology.
The facility joins the company’s first 3D printing center, opened in 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden. The two units support the entire additive journey from design and 3D prototyping to serial production, allowing engineers to design increasingly complex parts and manufacture them with sub-millimetric precision at significantly reduced lead times. Once product design and validation are completed in Uppsala, the serial production of components begins in Umeå.