Filaments for Fused Filament Fabrication

Ultrafuse® 3D Printer Filaments

Discover our Ultrafuse® Standard Filaments

3d printer filaments

Ultrafuse® PLA

  • Components: Polylactic acid based filament for FFF
  • Plant-based material origin
  • One of the most used materials for 3D printing
  • Perfect for printing display models or items for household use
  • Available in 25 vibrant RAL colours and translucents
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Ultrafuse® ABS

  • Components: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene based filament for FFF
  • Second most used 3D printing material
  • Strong, flexible and highly resistant to heat
  • Available in many RAL colours

Ultrafuse® PET

  • Components: Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate based filament for FFF
  • Provides large operating window for printing (temperature vs. speed)
  • 100% recyclable material
  • Can be used on every 3D-printer
  • Available in many RAL colours

Discover our Ultrafuse® Engineering Filaments

Ultrafuse® PLA PRO1

  • Speed: Reduce your printing time by 30% – 80%, (subject to printer/ object limitations)
  • Strength: Excels overall beyond printed ABS in mechanical properties
  • Versatility: One filament that can be tuned towards blazing speed and excellent surface finish
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Ultrafuse® PP

  • High-performance thermoplastic
  • Low density, high elasticity & high resistance to fatigue
  • Highly resistant to stress or strain
  • Perfect for the engineering of lightweight tough parts
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Ultrafuse® ASA

  • High-performance thermoplastic
  • Exceptional UV resistance, toughness and rigidity
  • Ideal material to 3D-print outdoor fixtures and appliances
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Ultrafuse® ABS Fusion+

  • Developed in collaboration with Polyscope Polymers
  • Easy to print
  • Direct printing on heated glass or print bed surfaces
  • High heat resistance
  • Adheres to water soluble support
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Ultrafuse® PET CF15

  • Strong, rigid components
  • Easy to process
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Heat resistant up to 74 °C
  • Compatible with HIPS for breakaway support
  • Excellent surface finish
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Ultrafuse® PP GF30

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low density
  • Low moisture uptake
  • High heat resistance
  • Improved UV resistance
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Ultrafuse® PA

  • Good fatigue resistance
  • High mechanical strength
  • Low melting point makes it printable for many FFF printers
  • Good wear resistance/ lubricity
  • Good impact resistance at low temperatures
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Ultrafuse® PAHT CF15

  • Higher chemical resistance than most PA grades
  • High temperature resistance up to 150 °C
  • Strong, rigid components
  • High dimensional stability
  • Easy to process
  • Low moisture absorption
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Ultrafuse® Z PCTG

  • All-purpose material for ESD safe electronic jigs and fixtures
  • Non-marring
  • Low cost
  • Easy to print, machine, and finish
  • Strong enough for lightly loaded fixtures

Discover our Ultrafuse® Sustainable Filaments

3d printer filaments

Ultrafuse® rPET

  • Components: Recycled Polyethylene terephthalate based filament for Fused Filament Fabrication
  • Looks and prints as excellent as virgin material
  • Natural transparent blueish colour

Discover our Ultrafuse® Support Filaments

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Ultrafuse® HiPS

  • Components: High impact Polystyrene based filament for FFF
  • Perfect companion for ABS
  • Good impact resistance and dimensional stability
  • Easy post-processing
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Ultrafuse® BVOH

  • Components: Butenediol vinyl alcohol copolymer based filament for FFF
  • Offers great compatibility to a variety of materials: PLA, PRO1, ABS, ABS Fusion+, PA & PAHT CF15
  • Ideal water-soluble support material for your 3D printing process

Discover our Ultrafuse® Flexible Filaments

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Ultrafuse® TPC 45D

  • Flexible, shore 45D and rubber-like
  • Combines the best properties of elastomers (rubbers) and polyesters
  • Excellent adhesion in the Z-direction: Printed layers endure extreme deformation
  • Available in various colours
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Ultrafuse® TPE 60D

  • Made from Ecovio® & Ecoflex®: Both BASF materials
  • Completely biodegradable plastic
  • Especially suitable for printing flexible parts
  • Available in various colours
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Ultrafuse® TPU80A LF

  • One of the first flexible filaments designed to work in Bowden-type extruders
  • Extremely flexible yet still tough
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Extremely flexible yet still tough
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Ultrafuse® TPU85A

  • High wear and abrasion resistance
  • Very good low-temperature flexibility
  • High tensile strength and outstanding resistance to tear propagation
  • Excellent damping characteristics
  • High resistance to oils, greases, oxygen and ozone

Discover our Ultrafuse® Metal Filaments

3d printer filaments

Ultrafuse® 316L

  • Complex geometries possible with FFF
  • Even distribution reduces risk of defects
  • Freedom of design
  • Easy and affordable metal 3D printing

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Forward AM by BASF relies on 25 years of experience in polymer development and filament extrusion. With our dedication to quality and extensive expertise in filament development, we are the biggest manufacturer in Europe with an exclusive focus on 3D printer filaments.

  • Ultrafuse® Standard Filaments

Our standard filaments Ultrafuse PLA, Ultrafuse PET, and Ultrafuse ABS are all available in several colours and diameters of 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm.

  • Ultrafuse® Engineering Filaments

Our engineering filaments give 3D printing professionals the competitive edge. These high-performance materials improve productivity (reduce printing time, shorter innovation cycle) and lower costs.

  • Ultrafuse® Sustainable Filaments

Sustainability meets high performance: Ultrafuse® rPet is a printer filament made of 100% recycled PET, which makes it eco-friendly without compromising on printing properties and material performance.

  • Ultrafuse® Support Filaments

Our support materials Ultrafuse BVOH, and Ultrafuse HiPS are the perfect addition to your Ultrafuse filament of choice.

  • Ultrafuse® Flexible Filaments

Discover our broad and growing category of Ultrafuse flexible filaments with TPU, TPE, and TPC. Available in several shore hardnesses and colours.

  • Ultrafuse® Metal Filaments

Designed for ultimate ease of handling on conventional Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. Ultrafuse 316L is an innovative filament for the production of 316L-grade steel parts.
Our metal filaments are cost-efficient, easy to process and meet the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) industry standard for catalytic debinding and sintering. Our industry grade metal-polymer composites support a broad range of applications including tooling, jigs and fixtures, small series production, functional parts, prototypes, and complex artistic parts like jewellery.

 

  • Broad range of materials
  • Easy exchange of materials in FFF machines
  • Low costs due to extensively developed printing technique
  • High dimensional stability and durability

 

Our experts for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) strive to create filaments which are easy to print, reliable and offer the highest quality possible. All of our materials are meticulously tested and crafted into outstanding filaments by state-of-the-art machinery in our factory. Our extensive product range high temperatures and engineering, filaments for temporary support material and even metal filaments  our product range Ultrafuse® offers you ease of print, dimensional stability, durability and flexibility.
We are integrated in a worldwide network of renowned raw material suppliers, compounders, research institutes, and additives manufacturers. Embedded in this dynamic environment we are able to constantly develop materials which give 3D printing professionals the competitive edge. Our high-performance filaments are made to improve productivity through faster and reliable printing, lower costs, and reduce time to market.
With our constant research, development and in-house production, Forward AM offers applications for both Bowden and direct-driven extrusion systems. Should you require a bespoke filament for specific applications, you will find our team of creative and experienced PhD polymer chemists and highly-skilled 3D print specialists as competent partners. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us!