November 18, 2019
BASF 3D Printing Solutions (B3DPS) will be exhibiting at Formnext 2019 sector show for additive-based manufacturing, with an expanded product range and a new brand presence. Sector specialists are invited to meet B3DPS specialists in person from November 19 through 22 at Booth D21, Hall 12.1 at the Frankfurt Trade Fair.
With the introduction of its new Forward AM corporate brand, B3DPS continues to pursue its goal of driving industrial scalability as the next phase of additive-based manufacturing, the company says. “Forward” stands for future-oriented, leading-edge materials and technology, while “AM” stands for “additive manufacturing”. The new arrow-symbol brand logo and “Innovating Additive Manufacturing” baseline emphasize the company’s dynamic approach to the industrial manufacturing sector.
Under the Forward AM brand the company offers end-to-end materials and service solutions along the entire value chain. Forward AM has the most extensive materials portfolio in the industrial 3D printing market today, encompassing powder bed fusion, advanced plastic and metal filaments, and the latest photopolymers.
From Q1 2020 the B3DPS portfolio will be complemented by an advanced flexible coating: This is well suited to flexible materials such as elastic Ultrasint TPU 01, developed in collaboration with HP for their Jet Fusion 3D-printer. The new coating can be used in special applications and will be available from Forward AM in black, white, metallic silver and transparent.
Forward AM is also set to expand its thermoplastic Ultrafuse filament portfolio, starting with the test-marketing of Ultrafuse TPU 95A, Ultrafuse ABS ESD and Ultrafuse PEI 9085. The company will be making sample volumes available as of January 2020, with larger volumes provided from the end of Q1 2020. Forward AM specialists will present live at the B3DPS booth the new ceramic filament to Formnext visitors.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.