BASF joins the IAM 3D HUB initiative

BASF joins the IAM 3D HUB initiative

BASF, one of the world’s leading agents in the development and production of chemicals and materials, with a presence in more than 90 countries, has joined the international additive manufacturing Hub, IAM 3D HUB, as a technological partner. The company agrees with the Hub’s mission and objectives, and it will support the enter with knowledge, materials and technologies that allow new 3D printing applications. The company also wants to contribute with new points of view based on its experience in the chemical and materials development sector.

The membership allows BASF to leverage the IAM 3D HUB end-to-end solutions platform, to partner with the network’s stakeholders and to develop its new metal materials for 3D printing technologies.

The membership allows BASF to leverage the IAM 3D HUB’S End-to-End solutions platform, to partner with other technological Hub’s partners in the development of new additive manufacturing materials, and the design of new applications through new design tools or technological solutions.

About BASF

At BASF we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S.

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About BASF 3D Printing Solutions

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business with 3D printing materials, system solutions, components and services. BASF 3DPS is organized into startup-like structures to serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF as well as with leading research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners. Potential customers are primarily companies that intend to use 3D printing for industrial manufacturing; typical industries include automotive, airspace and consumer goods.

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About the IAM 3D HUB

IAM 3D HUB is a digital innovation hub devoted to additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The hub aims to accelerate the adoption and development of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies in the European Union manufacturing sectors as an alternative way to design, develop and manufacture new competitive products and services that strengthens their competitiveness.

IAM 3D HUB provides companies a “One-Stop” Shop to assess, guide and address all their needs in AM. It also contributes to a new era of production from code to material without tools as a fast, safe and efficient manufacturing system.


It is an initiative founded by HP, Leitat Technological Center, Renishaw, ArcelorMittal, Abrast by Coniex and Aceo® by Wacker as technological partners, as well as the 3D Factory Incubator, the first 3D printing incubator in Europe and Fira in Barcelona; as well as Fira de Barcelona and its main trade show devoted to 3D printing, INDUSTRY ‘From Needs to Solutions’, as strategical partners. The Hub is located in Leitat technological center premises in Terrassa, near Barcelona.

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