BASF Widens Scope in 3D Printing

Published by , November 17, 2017 12:45 pm

(3Ders.org)  BASF has just widened its scope in 3D printing by partnering with three established additive manufacturing companies on three separate projects. The three partnering firms are: BASF, XAAR, and Ricoh.
BASF is cooperating with German 3D printing company EOS to develop a new range of 3D printable plastic powders. Designed for SLS 3D printers, the new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyamide (PA) powders can purportedly produce objects with a high level of flexibility. In the second of BASF’s newly announced collaborations, the chemical company is working with industrial inkjet technology company XAAR to improve the Photopolymer Jetting (PPJ) process, allowing PPJ users to reduce the cost of printing while improving quality. The last of BASF’s newly announced partnerships is with Tokyo-headquartered Ricoh, and again sees BASF putting together new 3D printing materials, this time for Ricoh.

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