Forward AM

The Future of Additive Manufacturing –

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Forward AM

Forward AM – Innovating Additive Manufacturing

Forward AM provides superior materials and solutions with the goal to lead Additive Manufacturing. With our access to the full spectrum of BASF's material know-how and our extensive end-to-end services portfolio, we meet our customers highest requirements.

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Phone: +49 6221 67417 900

We boost your competitiveness

Our one-stop portfolio gives you all the tools needed to succeed in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing, from testing, validating components to process optimization, and a comprehensive range of high-performance 3D printing materials. Because every application is unique, we tailor solutions to meet specific needs. With our broad 3D printing know-how, we identify the perfect solution for realizing your application.

Our integrated services to unlock your full AM potential

Engineering, Simulation and Optimization

From design idea to finished product, we support you in realizing applications to give you the cutting edge and competitive advantage in your market.

Our application engineers validate and improve designs, simulate component and process properties, spot weaknesses in parts - and offer solutions. We recommend the optimal printing technology and optimize 3D printing processes to give you the best results. We fabricate and test parts to make sure your material grade of choice qualifies for industrial applications.

Our specialty? Coming up with solutions for unmet AM needs.

High-performance materials for industrial 3D printing

We offer one of the largest portfolios of high-performance 3D printing materials in the chemical industry worldwide. Our R&D environment has access to unique resources – we build on key patents and the expertise of BASF in developing and manufacturing plastics. Our engineering-grade 3D printing materials are produced within the BASF network renowned for its exacting manufacturing standards. We run a broad range of 3D printers and create printing profiles to help our customers get the most of our materials.

Ultrafuse® filaments

The tight diameter tolerances and ease of use of our Ultrafuse® filaments boost the value of your AM application.

Ultrasint® powders

The excellent batch-to-batch consistency and superior properties of our Ultrasint® powders create opportunities for new industrial 3D printing applications.

Ultracur3D® photopolymers and inks

Our Ultracur3D® portfolio for SLA, DLP and PPJ covers a diverse range of properties for AM applications, from high accuracy to improved impact strength to optimized long-term stability.

Ultrafuse® metal solution

Create 100%-metal parts from Forward AM unique, cost-effective and easy-to-handle Ultrafuse® 316LX filament – on standard filament printers.

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Be disruptive. Join the AM revolution!

Join us in an open and dynamic startup-like environment that gives you agile workflows and the career opportunities of BASF, the world’s leading chemical company.

Your dream job isn’t listed? Talk to us. You’ve just graduated and have some experience in 3D printing? You’re exploring an internship or thesis in AM? We’d love to hear from you!


About us

Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH develops and supplies materials for 3D printing under the umbrella of Forward AM. An AM services unit offers AM consultancy and provides solutions as well as engineering and optimization services for both small-scale and large-scale Additive Manufacturing. Founded in 2017, the wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH operates as independent entity with presence in Europe, North America, and Asia.

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BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Speyerer Strasse 4

69115 Heidelberg, Germany


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