Forward AM opened a new Additive Manufacturing Technical Center (AMTC) in Shanghai, China in cooperation with Xuberance, a Chinese 3D printing design and service company. The new facility will serve as the hub of expertise for solutions and materials for the additive manufacturing (AM) market in China and the rest of Asia.
With this joint initiative, both companies are combining their strengths to offer local customers fully integrated 3D printing solutions: Forward AM contributes with a wide range of high-performance 3D printing materials and deep engineering expertise, while Xuberance brings in its know-how in 3D printing services and design solutions.
Through the Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, new value-adding technical services are available to customers, enabling joint innovation with customers across the Asia-Pacific region. Emphasizing the joint commitment to major global equipment manufacturers, Forward AM installed more than 20 3D printers and make major 3D printing technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering, Photopolymer 3D Printing and Fused Filament Fabrication available at the AMTC. The Center is located in Shanghai Lingang Songjiang Science Park, a hub for numerous companies in the Additive Manufacturing industry to leverage synergies with local partners and customers.
The cooperation between Forward AM and Xuberance is complemented by an investment of BASF Venture Capital in Xuberance. This venture investment is strengthening BASF’s strategy in Additive Manufacturing and will enable Xuberance to further accelerate its growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The establishment of the new AMTC in Shanghai marks an important step for us, as we are now able to offer customers in Asia-Pacific a perfectly integrated service– from consultancy, through our high-performance materials, to direct component printing and great design services for successful 3D printing. We are confident the AMTC will become a key hub for additive manufacturing in this region, strengthening our capability to co-innovate with our customers”, says François Minec, Managing Director BASF 3D Printing Solutions.
“For us, Forward AM’s cutting-edge materials and comprehensive industry expertise, especially in simulation and surface finishing, ideally complement our expertise in services and design offerings. We are proud to jointly develop integrated and innovative solutions for Additive Manufacturing, tailored to customer needs in Asia-Pacific”, adds Leirah Wang, Managing Director Xuberance.
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