BASF says that it has formally agreed to acquire online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo, based in Paris and San Francisco.

According to the company, the acquisition of will help BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF New Business, to market and establish new industrial 3D printing materials more quickly.

Sculpteo has operates an online platform with integrated production to make prototypes, individual objects, and serial production components with a range of different additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. BASF says that it plans to develop Sculpteo’s existing 3D printing platform further into a global network.

Combining the strengths of both companies will provide Sculpteo's existing customers with access to a more extensive portfolio of 3D printing materials. ‘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. Moreau will stay with Sculpteo as CEO. 

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