A German 3-D printing company has announced it will locate its first U.S. facility in Michigan after representatives met with Governor Rick Snyder in Germany.
Friedberg-based Voxeljet uses large-format 3-D printers to create automotive parts and molds. Snyder met with Voxeljet's chief executive during the governor's second trade trip to Europe this week.
Snyder's administration says the company's Michigan service center is expected to begin operations in the Detroit suburb of Canton later this year. It says the center will create 15 to 20 high-tech manufacturing jobs.
Snyder says the company's decision to locate in Michigan "underscores our state's attractiveness to leading-edge, global companies."
The governor also will meet with auto industry leaders in Italy before returning to Michigan later this week.