Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
BigRep, BASF partner to develop 3D printing materials
March 1, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 1, 2018 – BigRep and BASF have partnered to jointly develop 3D printing materials and printers for industrial customer requirements.
“We strive to provide our customers with the most innovative 3D printing solutions using BigRep equipment, and now BASF industrial materials help take us to the next level,” said René Gurka, BigRep CEO. Launched four years ago, BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin, Germany, that provides large-format 3D printing technology for industrial users.
“BASF is the strongest materials partner. Together, we can help our customers solve their challenges with innovative 3D printing processes,” said Gurka.
“The forward-looking partnership with the combined expertise of both companies enables our customers to realize industrial applications faster,” added Volker Hammes, managing director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH.
International chemical company BASF says it has the broadest portfolio of materials in the chemical industry that can be used to develop 3D printing materials.
The announcement marks the second closing of a growth round initiated in the second half of last year for the Berlin-based 3D Printer manufacturer BigRep, which provides hardware, software, materials and services for large-scale 3D printing, and counts Körber Group, KfW, b-to-v Partners S.à.r.l., Koehler Invest GmbH and kloeckner.v GmbH among its investors. In addition to its headquarters in Berlin, BigRep has expanded its operations to the USA and Singapore, and established a network of resellers across every continent.