BASF will pursue business opportunities in 3D printing via a new Group company

From September 1st, 2017, one will refer to BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF, based in Heidelberg, (Germany) as the site of InnovationLab GmbH.

The subsidiary will be dedicated to the 3D printing industry, thus will develop the business with materials, system solutions, components as well as services. Researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners including universities and potential customers will be part of the team which will propose strategic solutions in a wide range of sectors. Targeted industries are mainly automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.

The photo shows two airless tires that were created with 3D printing technologies using thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF.

To explain the reasons of the creation of this company, Volker Hammes, Managing Director at BASF New Business and future Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH declares: “The field of 3D printing for industrial applications is highly dynamic and still emerging. This means there is a need for agile, startup-like structures with interdisciplinary teams and quick decision-making processes. Combining the customer-focused 3D printing activities in one location at a dedicated business is an important success factor.

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