BASF & Essentium to develop high-strength FDM 3D printing materials using FlashFuse electric welding tech

BASF & Essentium to develop high-strength FDM 3D printing materials using FlashFuse electric welding tech

Chemicals company BASF and materials company Essentium have joined forces to develop new 3D printing polymers for FDM 3D printers. The two parties say their efforts will lead to stronger plastic parts suitable for mass production. Thanks to an improvement in materials, printers, and software, you can now make 3D printed parts a lot stronger than you could once upon a time. For BASF and Essentium, however, those parts are still not strong enough. That’s why the two companies—one a world-renowned chemical producer from Germany, the other an up-and-coming, Texas-based materials specialist—have joined forces to develop a special new […]

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