- Strategic alliance with HP and BASF to develop new applications and expand digital manufacturing along the entire value chain
- OECHSLER production with BASF polypropylene and polyurethane on
- HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D Printers offer great innovation, cost efficiency, quality and sustainability
- New industrial alliance underlines OECHSLER's claim to leadership in the field of additive manufacturing and represents a milestone in the implementation of a manufacturer-independent development and production strategy
The OECHSLER Group, a leading plastics technology group with global presence and headquarters in Ansbach/Middle Franconia, Germany, is forging a unique industrial alliance with HP, the market leader for industrial multi-jet fusion 3D printing solutions, and the world's leading chemical company BASF to accelerate the industrial mass production of 3D printed parts in the plastics sector. Under the terms of the recently announced cooperation, the three companies will work together across the entire value chain, from new product development to the production of finished parts. The focus is on the joint development of innovative applications with market-leading customers in the automotive, household, medical and other industries to realize the full potential of additive manufacturing with novel product designs.
For this purpose, OECHSLER has installed a fleet of industrial 3D printers of the type HP Jet Fusion 5200 at its plant in Ansbach, Germany. This gives customers in all industries access to 3D printed parts that can be designed faster, produced more cost-effectively and sustainably than ever before and in higher volumes. The partners will each contribute their specific expertise: HP will provide the 3D printers and BASF will supply novel plastics optimized for additive production processes, such as the first sustainable polypropylene HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene (PP) and the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) ULTRASINT™. With its outstanding competence in additive manufacturing, OECHSLER guarantees flexible, innovative, and reliable production on its HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D Printers.
"Our competence in Additive Manufacturing, which we have built up over the past years, is taking on a new quality by joining forces with the undisputed technology leader HP and our long-standing materials partner BASF. This partnership brings us a big step closer to a decisive strategic goal of the OECHSLER Group: to expand our manufacturer-independent production strategy and the series production of 3D printed parts, thus underpinning our claim to leadership in Additive Manufacturing," explained Dr. Claudius M. Kozlik, CEO of OECHSLER AG.