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BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo

Posted By Lucie Gaget on Nov 18, 2019 | 0 comments

Big news, the German chemistry company and largest chemical producer in the world, BASF, has acquired Sculpteo. This acquisition will drive market growth, provide additional sales channels for BASF customers and offer new materials and technologies for customers of both BASF and Sculpteo.


Get more details about this acquisition in this blog post and join us in the great new adventure!


Acquisition of Sculpteo by BASF group

BASF 3D Printing Solutions,  a subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, is actually expanding its position in the additive manufacturing sector as a leading service provider.  In this context, BASF New Business GmbH has formally agreed to acquire the online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo.


BASF Group is now acquiring Sculpteo’s online 3D printing service, based in Paris and San Francisco. The agreement was signed on November 14, 2019 and will become effective in the upcoming weeks. 


Through the acquisition of Sculpteo, we can provide customers and partners with even faster access to our innovative 3D printing solutions. In addition, our customers will benefit from an extended range of services”, explains Dr. Dietmar Bender, Managing Director BASF 3D Printing Solutions. “Together with Sculpteo, we are pursuing our goal of establishing additive manufacturing as a proven technology for industrial mass production“, says Bender.


The future of additive manufacturing is promising and with this acquisition, we will stay at the forefront of innovation. We will continue to help businesses making the most of this game-changing technology, by reaching new goals and find new ways to implement 3D printing in their processes, from prototyping to mass production.


What are the advantages of this acquisition for our customers?

BASF will develop our existing 3D printing platform. Indeed, at Sculpteo, we always wanted to offer our customers the best 3D printing service possible, with the latest technologies and materials available on the market. 


We can see every day that the use of 3D printing is growing in every sector, from the medical sector to aeronautics. Combining the strengths of these companies, BASF and Sculpteo, will provide new opportunities for our existing customers, and help you go even further in your project.


If Sculpteo already has a large offer of 3D printing materials, joining BASF will allow us to include new innovative materials in our catalog and this way, offer you new great opportunities.


We are excited to join the BASF team and thus benefit from BASF’s outstanding R&D to provide our customers with innovative solutions”, says Clément Moreau, CEO and Co-Founder of Sculpteo. 


Moreover, the Sculpteo Design Studio and BASF’s technical experts will collaborate to be able to support customers in their 3D printing projects from the early planning phase right through to the final printed part. This will enable BASF to offer its customers end-to-end industrial 3D printing solutions. Get all the help you need to implement 3D printing in your company and improve all your manufacturing processes and go through brand new challenges.


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