BASF plans to establish a new group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of Sept 1. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, at the site of InnovationLab GmbH, it will focus on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. The new company’s customers will mainly be firms that want to use 3D printing for industrial production. Typical industries will include automotive and aerospace.

BASF 3D Printing Solutions will work closely with researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners, such as universities, in order to develop the right solutions for a wide array of requirements. The company will initially employ around 30, many of whom are already working for BASF in the field of 3D printing.