NEWS COMMENTARY

Formnext: BASF acquires Sculpteo and rebrands its 3D printing products and services under the name Forward AM

Published:
November 26, 2019
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by Tugce Uslu
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There are several ways to engage in the polymer 3D printing space for materials companies. While some of the multinational chemical and material companies act as material suppliers (and hence partner with 3D printing hardware developers for material development), BASF is active in the whole 3D printing value chain with its solutions rebranded as Forward AM. The acquisition of Sculpteo is part of BASF's holistic 3D printing strategy and creates a direct sales channel for its materials through a well-established service bureau.

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