Innofil3D BV will play a central role in BASF’s production of filaments for 3D printing

BASF New Business has acquired 100% of the filament producer Innofil3D, headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands. Approval from antitrust authorities is not required. “With this acquisition, BASF is moving one step further along the value chain and can now provide not only plastic granulate for 3D printing but also the next processing level: the filaments,” said Volker Hammes, Managing Director at BASF New Business.

Innofil3D is a leading producer of high-value customized filaments (long, thin plastic fibers) that are used in fused filament fabrication, a special 3D printing process that manufactures items layer by layer from meltable plastic. The functionality of the printed item is determined not only by the plastics, but also by the consistently high quality of the filaments. The Dutch company’s product range will add thermoplastic filaments for 3D printing to BASF’s portfolio. “Following the recently announced establishment of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, based in Heidelberg, Germany, this is another important step in strengthening our 3D business,” explained Hammes. Continue reading “Innofil3D BV will play a central role in BASF’s production of filaments for 3D printing”

“Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling”, Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D

Optimization of the material properties of filaments is an essential factor in broadening the applicability and increasing the ease of use of fused deposition modeling (FDM). It is necessary to understand how the materials behave during heating and cooling in a FDM 3D printer. During this session important aspects of the material properties and their influence on the printing behavior will be explained. Continue reading ““Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling”, Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D”