Jul 4, 2018 | By Thomas

BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, has acquired two manufacturers of 3D printing materials, Advanc3D Materials and Setup Performance.

Advanc3D Materials GmbH, a company operating out of Hamburg, offers tailor-made plastic powders and formulations for selective laser sintering (SLS) process. A consistent, finely ground powder, UV stabilizer additions and good free flow are among the elements required to enable the materials to be used in 3D printing. Lyon, France-based Setup Performance is Advanc3D’s contract manufacturer and development partner. The company’s product & process development and production site in Lyon is noted for its high efficiency and short development cycles for new products.

The deal price is undisclosed. BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) takes 100% ownership of both companies and is integrating them into its subsidiary BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH (B3DPS). The acquisition is an important step forward for BASF in its expansion in the field of 3D printing.

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“Following our acquisition of Innofil3D last year and the consequent strengthening of our market presence in plastic filaments for layer extrusion we are now in similar fashion expanding our market access in the area of powder bed fusion, commented Dr. Dietmar Bender, Vice president Manufacturing & Technology at BASF New Business, the division in charge of new business avenues fir the BASF Group. "The portfolio complements our existing range, being perfectly suited to products such as polyamide 11, polyamide 12 and polypropylene.”

In April, B3DPS introduced a new PA6 material for selective laser sintering that can easily be processed on most SLS machines commonly used in the market today.

“This know-how, the infrastructure and the advanced materials are a perfect complement for us,” says Dietmar Bender. “This acquisition is a further step toward our objective to become a leading supplier of powder-based materials and formulations for industrial 3D printing.”

“We are looking forward to being part of BASF. This will enable us to expand and further develop new formulations for the industrial additive manufacturing activities of our customers all over the world,” explains François Minec, Managing Director of Advanc3D.

 

 

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