Forward AM, a BASF company, has partnered with Shapeways to offer customers the ability to order 3D-printed items online made with Forward AM material. A co-branded website reportedly uses Shapeways’ proprietary technology and allows consumers to learn more about Forward AM materials, upload 3D models, get pricing for the manufacture of finished products, and place an order.

“Our partnership with Shapeways and the use of their technology will allow a broader customer base to create and order high-quality 3D printed prototypes and functional parts online made with our Forward AM material,” said Jim Reddy, managing director for North America with BASF 3D Printing Solutions. “To help accelerate the use of additive manufacturing at scale, we are focusing on making our high-performance materials easily accessible to consumers while leveraging the manufacturing and services capabilities of our global 3D printing network.”

“At Shapeways, it is our goal to empower large-scale additive manufacturing,” said Miko Levy, Shapeways’ chief revenue officer. “Our partnership with BASF enables us to provide the technology to power BASF’s vision in expanding the accessibility of Forward AM materials to more customers. Shapeways’ technology and fulfillment services have been custom-built to fit BASF’s business and will be able to connect other service providers to supply BASF with a vast network of manufacturers to offer their materials. This streamlined process will not only showcase these innovative materials but will also enable BASF to accelerate its go-to-market strategy in 3D printing.”

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