BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH and Berlin-based start-up company BigRep GmbH have entered into a strategic partnership to develop 3D printing solutions for industrial applications.
The cooperation will involve joint development of materials and printers for industrial customer requirements, as well as an investment by BASF Venture Capital in the start-up to further strengthen 3D printing.
BigRep, which has offices in Boston, New York und Singapore, develops and produces large 3D printers that can print extensive components on a corresponding scale.
The company also develops solutions for industry customers aiming to expand their automated 3D printing production.
BASF will contribute its knowledge of materials and their industrial applications in the partnership.
“With the combined skills of the two companies, this forward-looking partnership will allow our customers to accelerate the development of industrial applications,” said Volker Hammes, managing director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH.
BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH was launched in September last year as part of an effort by parent company BASF SE to advance its 3D printing ambitions.
The Heidelberg, Germany-based business focuses on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing.