Forward AM announces high growth as it continues to drive the adoption of Additive Manufacturing

October 6, 2023

Forward AM’s Ultrafuse range includes both 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steel filaments (Courtesy Forward AM)
Forward AM’s Ultrafuse range includes both 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steel filaments (Courtesy Forward AM)

Forward AM, the BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH brand based in Heidelberg, Germany, has reported high growth in the first half of 2023 as the company maintains a strategic focus on industry collaboration. Growth of 39% was posted for the first half of 2023, with a 51% increase on material business for its continuous portfolio compared to the first half of 2022.

The company announced it has been creating a new cross-technology approach for customers, said to deliver value through materials, applications, and processes. It is also partnering to develop scalable solutions that meet unaddressed market needs.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter
Sign up

“The only way forward is together, and no one can win alone. Additive Manufacturing is just a technology. But the value for customers is created when we align applications, materials and processes into a reliable, scalable solution,” stated Martin Back, CEO and Managing Director. “Think of a three-legged stool. If you take away one leg, the stool falls over. To create a stable solution, we need collaboration where partners align collectively behind the goal to provide the best solution and thus iteratively adapt until a stable and scalable solution is created.”

Forward AM is reportedly ramping up its efforts for the second half of 2023 as it continues to drive the adoption of AM throughout a variety of industries.

“We have the team and tools in place to scale up our operations and I’m looking forward to the second half of the year,” Back stated. “We’re going to continue working in tight collaboration with our partners and on delivering innovative solutions that create value for the market and prove that AM is the solution the manufacturing sector has been looking for.”

Forward AM offers over 800 machine/material combinations. Included in its Ultrafuse range are 316L and 17-4 PH stainless steel filaments.

Download Metal AM magazine

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap