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Industrial-Strength FDM Materials from BASF 3D Printing Solutions

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by Hanna Watkin
Apr 16, 2018

A lot is happening for BASF 3D Printing Solutions, the subsidiary of the German chemical company developed last August which focuses on 3D printing.

For example, it recently presented, at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in St Louis, a variety of new 3D printing materials.

The subsidiary has been working on creating 3D printing materials along with partner Essentium Materials and, together, the partners are combining many of their filaments under the name Ultrafuse.

These filaments are intended for industrial applications. But their work doesn’t stop there as the partners are also building up a global distribution network for plastic filaments.

“We want to offer our customers all over the world high-quality, high-performance materials for fused filament fabrication printing technology,” explains Firat Hizal, Marketing & Sales Manager Plastic Filaments at BASF 3D Printing Solutions.

New Materials from BASF 3D Printing Solutions

The cross-regional distribution agreement between Essentium Materials and BASF 3D Printing Solutions covers products such as Ultrafuse Z (an “extra strong filament”) and FlashFuse, the latter’s processing technology. As well as this, they will be offering expertise in application development and fused filament fabrication (FFF).

“We want to offer our customers all over the world high-quality, high-performance materials for fused filament fabrication printing technology,” explains Firat Hizal, Marketing & Sales Manager Plastic Filaments at BASF 3D Printing Solutions.

Later in the year, the partners intend on launching further filaments, including those which are filled and flame-retardant.

They’re also working on UV-reactive materials after the release of the promising Photo-Resin X004M. Further developments also include UV-reactive ceramic photopolymers for metal-casting molds in aerospace and automotive applications.

András Marton, Marketing & Sales Manager Photopolymers at BASF 3D Printing Solutions, adds: “We also plan to bring our latest material developments in the area of photopolymers to the market in the near future, to meet industry customers’ requirements for flexible and above all high strength photopolymer components.”

Furthermore, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is also introducing a new SLS material called Ultrasint PA6 LM X085 which melts at 193 degrees Celsius. Visit the BASF 3D Printing Solutions website to find out more.

Source: tct Magazine

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