Use Cases & Whitepapers

We Support our Customers’ Innovation in Industrial AM

At Forward AM, we live the ambition to drive the industrialisation of additive manufacturing. In order to support our customers, we have developed a full range of case studies and white papers.

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At Forward AM, we live the ambition to drive the industrialisation of additive manufacturing. In order to support our customers, we have developed a full range of case studies and white papers. We tailor solutions to meet specific needs and offer end-to-end-solutions along each step of the supply chain – from the very first design idea through to the finished product.

A young man of Color with short hair and a turquoise t-shirt wears a black prosthetic arm and reaches for a pair of scissors lying on a table.

How Additive Manufacturing Lends a Helping Hand

3D printed highly functional prosthetic device at low-cost - Access to a prosthesis can raise an amputee’s quality of life tremendously.

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Close-up of a leg of a female rock climber standing with her foot on a rock wearing a purple black-soled shoe.

Reaching new Summits with the first 3D printed Climbing Shoe

Climbing sports has experienced a tremendous surge in popularity over the past years. No matter if amateur or pro athlete, if bouldering or rock…

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Redesigned accordion-style parts of a laundry folding machine in front of the Photocentric LC Magna printer.

Ultracur3D® EPD 1006 Makes the Difference: How Girbau Group Increased Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing

Discover in our customer story how Additive Manufacturing in combination with the right material can be a game-changer for your company!

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Feet of a white man in hiking boots on a rock, next to him the rear view of a backpack with grey lattice structure padding.

Blazing the Comfort Trail

Enhanced backpack carrying experience through 3D printed lattice comfort elements at reduced assembly time and cost.

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A young white biathlete surrounded by snow lying on the ground aiming his rifle at a target. Snow-covered fir trees in the background.

Elite Biathletes Reach Peak Performance with Athletics 3D and Forward AM

In top-level professional sports, an athlete’s equipment is often the decisive factor between winning or just being one of the packs. This is…

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A young woman and a young man wearing protective masks and light blue polo shirts are packing small boxes while standing at a desk.

Unlocking Additive Manufacturing for food-contact Parts

The unparalleled possibilities of Additive Manufacturing are compelling to countless industries – food-related applications are certainly no…

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Slideshow of three photos: 1. A white man in motorcycle gear kneels in front of the rear wheel of his motorcycle that he has just changed. 2. A motorcyclist on a red and black motorcycle cornering at high speed. 3. Rear/top view of a red and black motorcycle and its custom seat with BASF logo.

How Forward AM and Erpro Deliver the Decisive Edge on the Racetrack

For many of us, motorcycling is nothing but pure passion. Looking at a motorcycle, the seat is the very part where rider and bike ideally become one…

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A white woman wearing a black shirt and helmet carries a bicycle with a 3d printed saddle as she climbs stairs in a stairwell with some sunlight streaming through.

The Extra Mile: Mass-Customized Bike Saddles through Additive Manufacturing

For many cyclists, their bike is much more than a means of getting from A to B – it’s part of their personality and an essential accessory to their…

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New possibilities of furniture production: Various chairs and stools in front of a white wall on a wooden floor with various substructures and 3D-printed seats and textile covers in blue, pink and green.

Unlocking Limitless Creativity for the Furniture Industry

Since thousands of years, humans have used chairs to increase comfort. The clunky wooden structures our hardy ancestors had to endure progressively…

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A white box from which the ends of orthodontic devices (metal tweezers) look out at the top.

Device for Orthodontists

A smile is a key element of human interaction, expressing happiness as one of the primary human emotions – so it’s no surprise that showing straight,…

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PlastiPUSH Hand Spikes

Every car driver out there knows it only too well – just a split second of distraction and the car bodywork shows an annoying dent. Plastic fender…

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Six design taps in gold, copper and gray tones in a row.

Fixtures for Danish Design Faucets

Leading Danish design brand VOLA is prized for high-end taps and interior fixtures that beautifully express Scandinavian taste and style. Flanking…

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Close up of white plastic gears of different sizes.

Agile Spare Parts Management

The lifecycle of various products has shortened radically over the last few decades.  Thinking about electrical devices or household appliances, it…

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A countertop with a custom shoe last and the hands of a white man fitting a last into a brown leather orthopedic shoe.

Last for Footwear Manufacturing

Finding that pair of well-fitting, comfortable, reliable shoes is quite a challenge. That is especially true for feet that differ from the norm and…

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Orthoses

With the world population aging rapidly, orthopedic disorders are certain to rise. In consequence, the market for custom-made orthoses will continue…

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concrete formwork

Concrete Formwork

Architecture is the maximum expression of contemporary aesthetics and zeitgeist, showcasing the conceptual and technical aspirations of the age.…

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Protective pads technology from BASF Forward AM

Protective Pads

When doing sports, rather than worry about the risk of injury we want to focus on our performance and the enjoyment it gives us. With rising consumer…

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engine bracket

Engine Bracket

When migrating from traditional manufacturing methods to Additive Manufacturing, an experienced and trustworthy AM expert partner is the decisive…

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Cover Cap

Cover Cap for Electronic Boards

When it comes to the electronics industry, Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers various advantages for manufacturing companies – including faster time…

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Cobots

Protective Lattice Layer for Cobots

In today’s modern factories around the globe, many production steps are automated and carried out by robots. Humans sharing a workspace and…

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The Hymer VisionVenture campervan stands by a lake at dusk with the folding roof open.

The #vanlife of the Future – Realized by BASF for HYMER

Global demand for premium Recreational Vehicles (RVs) has been rising continually for several years now and is currently at an all-time high. More…

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Two 3d printed, slightly transparent molds (Left: Printed with infill Right: Full material print.) next to a white sneaker with BASF logo and anthracite colored sole.

Mold and Last

Breathtakingly rapid development cycles and a fast-moving supply chain that spans the globe – the footwear industry is dynamic like no other. With…

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Battery Case for Caravans

Battery Case for Caravans

The automotive industry is pressing ahead with the development of electric mobility. The major OEM shift to manufacturing more and more electric…

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Prosthetic Socket

Prosthetic Socket

Today amputees requiring prosthetic limbs have to put up with often uncomfortable, poorly fitting sockets. A collaboration between ProsFit and…

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Motorbike Saddle

Motorbike Saddle

Whether it’s a bicycle or motorbike, the saddle is the paramount comfort factor of every two-wheeler. Bikers know that a comfortable saddle is vital…

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Insulating Glass Units

Insert for Insulating Glass Units

Architecture is all about creativity and freedom of design. Hence it is not surprising that Additive Manufacturing (AM) has made an impactful…

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Engine Mount

Engine Mount

In today’s electric as well as internal combustion-powered cars, engine mounts are the single most important component in reducing the transmission…

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fixturing components

Tooling Fixtures

Electronic communication systems, avionics, space intelligence, cyber security and weather monitoring solutions – American company L3HARRIS…

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Protective helmets

Protective Helmets

In baseball, hockey, football and all other sports, head trauma through collision is an omnipresent risk for all athletes. And it doesn’t stop with…

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Exoskeleton

Exoskeleton

Every year approximately 130,000 more people suffer from paraplegia, most often caused by an accident. This imposes tremendous restrictions and a…

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Ten Kate Racing

Dashboard Spacer | Junction Box Housing

Staying Ahead of the Curve is Decisive: Motorsports pros take this statement literally. To gain that crucial competitive edge, pro racers constantly…

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Surfboard

The challenge seemed as big as the Pacific Ocean itself: Produce an outstandingly robust and reliable filament – made 100% of recycled waste – that…

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Camera housing

Camera Housing

At first glance, it seems to be a pretty small part – but in fact it’s tremendously important, as it contributes to bringing Additive Manufacturing…

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aerospace

Airflow Pipe

In the aerospace industry, every single gram counts. As a matter of fact, the #1 way for aerospace companies to save money is by reducing weight.…

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Transforming Product Development with Lattices

Forward AM has taken on the challenge of pushing lattice innovations forward by offering Ultrasim®, a Virtual Engineering Service, enabling a smart…

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Navigating Additive Manufacturing for the Healthcare Industry

The inherent character of AM is a perfect fit for the field of healthcare - it enables production that is fast, customizable, and lends itself to…

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PostPro Vapour Smoothing Ultrasint® PP Parts to Unlock New Potentials

Polypropylene (PP) is a common and versatile polymer used for a variety of applications in automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer industries.…

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Automotive – Ultrasint® TPU for Car Interior Applications

For the automotive industry, Additive Manufacturing enables completely new application concepts, lighter parts as well as time and cost savings for…

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Improving Ultrasint® TPU01 part properties by PostPro® vapour smoothing

With Additive Manufacturing, it can be challenging to produce parts with professional-grade surface finishes, making post-processing an essential…

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Increasing Part Stiffness of Lightweight FFF End-Use Parts by Simulation

In Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), print settings are usually calculated with algorithms of 3D printer related slicing software. Although often…

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