Some weeks ago we wrote about unexpected applications of Flowserve equipment. It’s broadly used for snow producing at ski resorts and even at the Olympics in Pyongyang. This week we come back to the surprising investments of corporations.

BASF. The giant of chemical industry does its best to stay in avant-garde. BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH keeps growing and creating successful collaborations with talented startups and big 3D-printing companies.

2012-2013, a new division engaged in materials and additives production for 3d-printing was formed in corporation. It became truly serious and large-scaled by mid-2017. Now it has a well-developed material production, has a range of customers. The company has already been even a general sponsor of annual conference AMUG. Among the industries targeted are aerospace, automotive, and consumer goods production.

In November, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH dedicated to additive manufacturing, announced that it was entering into a strategic alliance with German technology startup BigRep for developing industrial 3D printing solutions, including 3D printers and materials. This can be the way for brand-new BASF materials, such as plastic and metal filaments, photopolymers, to meet printers, that are big enough to reach the new production level. The most recent inventions let manufacturers produce the most complicated details with individual designs, that speeds up prototyping, development and final production. Meanwhile, the costs don’t grow a lot.

It doesn’t matter, if you produce oil, baby furniture or even aerospace ships, BASF products let you stay ahead and get more effectiveness day by day!

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