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BASF FORWARD AM ULTRAFUSE® 3D PRINTING

A Complete Metal 3D Printing Solution for FFF printers

At BASF Forward AM, we provide 3D printing metal solutions and enable our customers to print metal applications.

Our metal materials are designed for ultimate ease of handling on conventional Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. BASF Forward AM's Ultrafuse® 316L and 17-4 PH combine greater freedom of design with a lower total cost of ownership – printing metal parts easier, faster and affordable. Ultrafuse® Support Layer (only available in Europe*) will support in printing metal. The Debinding & Sintering Portal will be a next step in making it even easier to work with metal. (For now only available in Europe)

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• Easy and affordable metal 3D printing

• Low Total Cost of Ownership

• Industry standard D&S process

HOW TO WORK WITH METAL

We guide you step by step

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PRINTING

Printing with an Ultrafuse® Metal Filament is very similar to plastic FFF printing, however; there are subsequent pro- cessing steps that dictate the specific practices to increase the probability of successfully producing a full metal part. Once filament is loaded, flow has been calibrated, and the desired parts have been sliced, printing can begin.

First time printing Metals? At our useful resources you will find everything you need. Do you want to see instructions? Take a look into our tutorial videos.

DEBINDING & SINTERING
The application once printed and ready, the next step is getting your application debound and sintered. Critical differentiators from typical FFF 3D printing. But afterwards it will give you a full metal part. To support in getting the parts debound and sintered we now have launched a D&S Portal. Learn how it works in our "How to" video or read all about it in our User Guidelines.

DISCOVER OUR 3D PRINTING METAL SOLUTION

Our 3D Printing Metal Solution

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Discover Metal Materials

Ultrafuse® 316L and 17- 4 PH

Parts printed with Ultrafuse® 316 L or 17-4 PH metal filaments  obtain their final properties, including hardness and strength, through the catalytic debinding and sintering process.

The catalytic debinding technology was eveloped and introduced by BASF and has emerged as the industry standard. 

Discover more at our Useful Resources

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Debinding & Sintering Portal

Forward AM's new Metal Portal

Our brand new order management portal streamlines the process of turning Ultrafuse® metal filament printed parts into full metal.

The portal will provide automatic cost calculation, digital order preparation and planning, live documentation of all process steps, and integrated logistics. Learn how it works in our "How to" video

Read more about our portal or click here to create an account. 

DISCOVER D&S PORTAL
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Only available in Europe

Ultrafuse® Support Layer*

Ultrafuse® Support Layer filament developed to be used in combination with Ultrafuse® Metal Filaments.

When printed between support and the object, it creates a barrier during sintering and facilitates the separation of support from the metal part.

Ultrafuse® Support Layer is not developed to print stand-alone parts and should be printed as a layer attached to the support structures in dual extrusion prints.

Read more about Ultrafuse® Support Layer

*Ultrafuse® Support Layer. This product is intended exclusively for sales, distribution, and use within the European Union, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, North Mace- donia, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and is only available for our customers located in those countries.

While the descriptions, designs, data, and information contained herein are presented in good faith and believed to be accurate, it is provided for in- spiration only. Because many factors may affect processing or application/use, we recommend that you perform independent tests to determine the suitability and proper use of a product for your particular purpose.

NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE MADE REGARDING PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN, OR THAT THIS CONTENT MAY BE USED WITHOUT INFRINGING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OTHERS. IN NO CASE SHALL DESCRIPTIONS, INFORMATION, DATA, OR DESIGNS DESCRIBED HEREIN BE CONSIDERED A PART OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE.

AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS

Useful Resources

General Metal Resources

Ultrafuse® 316L

Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH

Available downloads 

Ultrafuse® Support Layer

Available downloads

Debinding & Sintering Portal

Available downloads 

User Guideline
Checklist Recommendations Packaging Shipment

Vouchers to order parts 

To work with our D&S portal you need to get vouchers to order parts. Get your vouchers at one of our approved distributors. 

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Professional 3D Printing Service

It's also possible to let a servicebureau do all the work. Professional 3D Printing Service
Sculpteo - part of BASF - is your additive manufacturing production center from 1-100k parts. With our metal materials for your application, you’ll get the parts you need in just a few clicks.

Order Ultrafuse® 316 L or Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH  Printed Parts directly from Sculpteo. 

HOW TO WORK WITH METAL

How to use the D&S Portal

HubSpot Video
MORE EDUCATION

Metal Tutorial videos

Module 1: Introducing Metal 3D Printing

 

Module 2: Process

 

Module 3: Design Guidelines

 

Module 4: Simulation Services

 

MATERIAL PRINTER COMPATIBILITY

Validated Printers

WHO'S USING ULTRAFUSE® METAL 3D PRINTING?

DIRECT ACCESS TO OUR D&S PORTAL

One tool to get your 3D printed parts transformed into metal