Forward AM Technologies (formerly BASF Forward AM)

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Forward AM is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany with offices located in the United States, France, the Netherlands and China. It focuses on developing and expanding advanced materials and system services for 3D printing by building on BASF’s almost 160-year legacy of excellence. Forward AM cooperates closely with the global AM community through collaborative partnerships with large companies within industrial and automotive manufacturing as well as the consumer goods and medical industries. These integral relationships have resulted in the increased utilization of innovative materials and cutting-edge technologies to change the landscape of industrial manufacturing. For further information please visit:

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Forward AM bagan as a brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, which is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, and is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. BASF 3D Printing Solutions 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 and with 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, aerospace and consumer goods.

From consultancy and development, through bespoke design, digital simulation and prototype printing, to finishing and exhaustive component testing – we provide you with exactly what your business needs. Whichever material you require for your specific project, Forward AM offers you the world’s largest selection of 3D printing materials and service solutions.

Our development goals are to design durable materials and holistic solutions for the industrial-scale manufacturing of end products, for example in the automotive and aerospace industries, in consumer goods, and in the industrial, medical and dental sector. The majority of our potential customers are companies that intend to use 3D printing for industrial production.

On September 01, 2017, BASF New Business GmbH founded the new Group company BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH (B3DPS). This 100 percent subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH is based in Heidelberg, Germany on the InnovationLab GmbH site.

BASF invests in research and development, as well as in business development of the industrial and functional application of 3D printing. Together with numerous specialist industry partners, new materials, integrated system solutions and service offers are developed continually. BASF R&D laboratories are located in Ludwigshafen (Germany), Lyon (France), Shanghai (China), and Wyandotte (US).

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