3D printing is a revolutionary technology that enables large-scale manufacturing of fully personalized products while maintaining cost-effectiveness and the potential to revolutionize all industries. It also helps to optimize design and improve functionality, such as achieving a lighter design that is not possible with standard manufacturing techniques. For this reason, more and more industries, including aerospace, automotive, footwear and eyewear industries, are using 3D printing technology to solve specific manufacturing challenges.
Volker Hammes, Managing Director of BASF's 3D Printing Solutions, said: "BASF and its partner Materialise's business areas are perfectly complementary. This cooperation will enable the two parties to be in a better position to find and develop new business opportunities." Development of applications and new materials, continuous improvement of various 3D printing technology materials and software, and bringing them to market faster. Hammes added: “Materialise has 3D printing equipment and innovative software solutions in Leuven with excellent infrastructure. By working together, we can make full use of our strengths and develop new products and technologies with our partners and customers. Advancing the 3D printing industry."
Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise, a leading provider of 3D printing technology, said: "In order to increase the use of 3D printing as a final product to complement manufacturing technology, the voice of our industrial customers for greater control, more choices and ultimately lower costs. The higher the rate, the more confident we are, and this collaboration with leading material manufacturers will help us accelerate the adoption of 3D printing in existing vertical markets and create important business opportunities in new markets."