BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo
BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH:
Your full solution provider for industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing
3D printing is changing the way how products will be manufactured in the future. With innovative material solutions for a broad variety of 3D printing technologies and integrated engineering services, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH accelerates the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM) by developing new applications in close collaboration with various industry partners.
The limited variety and high costs of the 3D printing materials currently available are perceived as the main hurdles for the broader use of additive manufacturing technologies in industrialized applications. BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH addresses these unmet market needs by offering not only established materials for the most common 3D printing processes, but also by developing groundbreaking polymer powders, liquid photopolymers as well as metal and plastic filaments.
Using all degrees of freedom enabled by additive manufacturing is crucial to achieving an optimal result. Therefore, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH supports its customers with a dedicated services unit which is specialized in optimizing part designs, simulating part and process properties, testing part behavior under load, finishing printed objects and consulting on the best-matching 3D printing process.
Since 2011 Additive Manufacturing has been one of the most important topics for BASF New Business GmbH. After successful completion of the incubation- and business build up phase, the decision was made to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary to further grow this business field: BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH.