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Materials

BASF goes deeper into 3-D printing

by Michael McCoy
August 28, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 34

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Credit: BASF
Equipment on which Innofil3D creates its 3-D printing filaments.
Credit: BASF
Equipment on which Innofil3D creates its 3-D printing filaments.

BASF has acquired Innofil3D, a Dutch producer of filaments used in three-dimensional printing. BASF already sells plastic pellets used to make such filaments, which are extruded to manufacture objects in the layer-by-layer 3-D printing process. “With this acquisition, BASF is moving one step further along the value chain,” says Volker Hammes, managing director for BASF New Business.

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