BASF, a strategic partner of Prodways since 2016 and the owner of a ProMaker P1000 printer, is reinforcing its relationship with Prodways through the purchase of new selective laser sintering printers for research and development purposes, as well as parts production.
The machines cover high printing temperatures which is the key prerequisite to print the whole range of PA6 materials made by BASF. They are also applicable for newly developed polypropylene.
The development of an ecosystem of additive manufacturing partners is a key element for the industrialisation of the technology. The acquisition of Prodways machines by a leading player in the chemical industry unlocks new potential thanks to the mutual exchange of high level expertise in their respective domains: 3D printer manufacturing and part production for Prodways, and advanced materials development for the chemical company.